• August 10, 2022

Jerry Collins Killed, One Injured in Car Accident on I-10 in Reeves County, TX

Reeves County, TX — August 9, 2022, 29-year-old Jerry Collins died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Reeves County.

According to reports the incident happened early Monday morning along westbound I-10 near mile marker 217. Preliminary investigation suggests Collins was driving west when he lost control of his car for unknown reasons. It ran off the road into the south ditch, then swerved back into the travel lanes. It then overturned and rolled several times.

Collins was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the car was critically injured and was transported to an area hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.

Jerry Collins Killed, One Injured in Car Accident on I-10 in Reeves County, TX

Commentary on Jerry Collins Accident on I-10 in Reeves County

I'm sure most would agree it's tragic to see a life ended in a crash like this, just as I suspect most are a little confused about how exactly it happened. Some may be tempted to just say the driver made a common mistake like speeding or possibly driving while impaired; it's true that those commonly cause similar accidents, but they mustn't be taken for granted. What if there's more to the story?

People don't always realize how many things can really go wrong during a simple trip from A to B. Far from every wreck is caused by driver error, and it's important to consider other possibilities as well. Click the image below to read about the complexities of properly investigating single-vehicle wrecks.

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