Trevor Stonebraker Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on I-35 in Temple, TX
Temple, TX — August 14, 2022, 27-year-old Trevor Stonebraker died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 35 in Temple.
Reports say the incident happened around 1:45 a.m. on southbound I-35 near exit 299. Preliminary investigation suggests Stonebraker was driving south when he lost control for unknown reasons and crashed into a retaining wall.
Stonebraker suffered fatal injuries in the accident.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Trevor Stonebraker Accident in Temple
The cause of the crash is still under investigation right now, but if experience is any guide then I have a feeling some folks will already have jumped to certain conclusions about what happened on I-35. They're often tempted to blame common factors like speeding, distraction from a cell phone, or--most commonly in late-night and early-morning crashes--intoxication.
Those are important possibilities to look into, as driver error is responsible for many similar crashes. However, there may be more to the story beyond those. For instance, more accidents are caused by vehicular failures or defects than people might realize. Consider the GM ignition switch defect from a few years ago, or just check current headlines to see thousands of Ford vehicles getting recalled for possible brake line ruptures.
I'm not saying I know what really happened out there in Temple, but I think most would agree it's important to find out the real truth backed up by evidence instead of just making assumptions. To learn more about some of the factors that need careful investigation, click the image below.