Jeffrey Bielec Killed, One Injured in Crash with Parked 18-Wheeler in Georgetown, TX
Georgetown, TX — July 23, 2022, 37-year-old Jeffrey Bielec died and another person was injured in a crash with a parked 18-wheeler in Georgetown.
Reports say the incident happened around 3:45 a.m. on Interstate 35 near mile marker 258. Preliminary investigation suggests Bielec was a passenger in a Nissan Titan pickup truck that was towing a trailer south on the highway. Nearby, a Freightliner big rig was parked on the shoulder.
Reports say the Nissan driver failed to maintain his lane and drifted right. The pickup entered the shoulder and then crashed into the back-left quarter of the semi-trailer.
Bielec suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The Nissan driver received serious injuries.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Jeffrey Bielec Accident in Georgetown
Considering the reported circumstances of the crash I'd imagine police are focused mostly on why the victims' vehicle left the roadway in the first place. That's certainly important to learn, but at the same time I discourage fixating on that specific detail at the cost of others. This early in the investigation it's best to keep an open mind and pay attention to all the possible contributing factors--to the crash itself, but also to the victim's tragic and fatal injuries.
For instance, two often-overlooked but crucial details to learn in Georgetown are why the truck was parked on the shoulder and exactly what the driver did after stopping there. People don't always know that truck drivers have some pretty strict guidelines about both where they can stop and what they have to do after parking--particularly on the road or shoulder. Click the image below to learn more about the complexities of crashes with parked 18-wheelers.