Cecilia Rodriguez Killed, Four Injured in Car Accident in Waco, TX
Waco, TX -- August 13, 2022, Cecilia Rodriguez was killed and four people were injured due to an accident where two vehicles collided.
Authorities reported that the crash happened 4:41 a.m. along South 18th Street near Jack Kultgen Expressway.
Officials said that 31-year-old Cecilia Rodriguez was in a vehicle that was eastbound on 18th. It somehow crossed paths and collided with an SUV on southbound Jack Kultgen.
Due to the collision, Rodriguez sustained fatal injuries. One other person in Rodriguez's vehicle and three people from the SUV were injured.
Right now, the cause of the crash remains unclear.
Commentary on Cecilia Rodriguez Car Accident in Waco
This early in the morning, folks are likely to assume someone was driving drunk, and that's what led to the crash. Not only is that possible, it can even mean there's an outside party responsible for all this chaos. Dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Could it be that happened here?
That may be something authorities haven't even looked into yet. Whether it's dram shop, mechanical issues, medical conditions, road design, faulty brakes, or some other unusual factor, authorities often overlook things which aren't more common. That can mean it's up to independent investigators to get victims and families the answers they deserve. Hopefully someone is taking those steps here.