Maria Montenegro de Carreon Killed, Susana Carreon Injured in Car Chase Accident on Loop 20 in Laredo, TX
UPDATE (September 8, 2022): Officials indicate that 44-year-old Susana Carreon was the driver of the vehicle in which Maria Montenegro de Carreon was a passenger. Susana Carreon sustained incapacitating injuries, according to this information. The driver in the other vehicle was identified as Jose Infante who may have been injured, as well. This and other factors remain under investigation.
UPDATE (August 16, 2022): In recent reports, authorities confirm one of the passengers injured in the crash succumbed to their injuries. Reports identified the victim as 65-year-old Maria Magdalena Montenegro de Carreon. The driver said to be at fault for the crash faces charges including murder. No further information is available at this time.
Laredo, TX -- August 13, 2022, three people were injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed during a police chase on Loop 20.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:30 a.m. along Loop 20 near Bob Bullock and McPherson. It appears events began when authorities reportedly tried to pull over a red Ford Expedition. Reports say the Ford fled authorities until it went on the wrong side of the road and crashed into an oncoming Chevy Tahoe.
Due to the collision, the Ford driver and two people from the Chevy reportedly had serious injuries. They were said to be a 25-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman, and a 64-year-old, respectively. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Maria Montenegro de Carreon Car Chase Accident in Laredo
With a crash like this, my main concern is how much attention the crash is getting from authorities. With the concern allegations leading up to the crash, their focus may have been on how to punish the driver that reportedly fled from authorities. But what about the victims of the car wreck? They need to be sure they're getting all the facts.
If authorities were too busy drumming up charges to look into things like airbags, tires, road conditions, speeds, vehicle safety features, and other subtle information, something important can easily slip through the cracks. That's why it's important to understand these potential shortcomings and make sure there are professionals ready to pick up the slack and get folks the help they deserve.