Joey Dee Hagedorn Killed, 1 Injured in Truck Accident in Baker, CA
Baker, CA -- August 6, 2022, Joey Dee Hagedorn was killed and a woman was injured after an accident involving a semi-truck.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 5:35 a.m. along I-15 north of town.
According to officials, 24-year-old Joey Dee Hagedorn was in a vehicle traveling northbound on the interstate. For reasons unclear, authorities said the vehicle lost control approaching slower commercial truck. This resulted in Hagedorn's vehicle crashing into the back of the semi.
As a result of the collision, Hagedorn sustained fatal injuries. A woman riding passenger had serious injuries. It's unclear if anyone else was hurt. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Joey Dee Hagedorn Truck Accident in Baker
It's important folks understand that early reports often tell only a portion of the larger story. Maybe nothing unusual happened here, but it's important to let the evidence speak for itself. As much as people may assume a driver is at fault for hitting a truck ahead of them, things aren't always so simple.
Not long ago, for example, there was a crash where authorities said someone failed to slow down and rear-ended an 18-wheeler. A few weeks later, though, investigators revealed the 18-wheeler had pulled onto the dark highway without turning its lights on. That pretty much turned the whole case on its head. I'm not saying that happened here, of course, but it's one reason why there should always be thorough independent investigations.