• August 18, 2022

Angelina Bryant Dead, Anthony Gomez Injured in Caldwell County, TX Wrong-Way Crash

UPDATE (August 26, 2022): The woman who died in this accident has been identified as 20-year-old Angelina Bryant. Her injured passenger was also identified as Anthony Gomez.

Caldwell County, TX — July 24, 2022, a woman died and two men were injured in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 10 in Caldwell County.

According to reports the incident happened around 3:55 a.m. on I-10 near mile marker 634. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevrolet Camaro was traveling east on the highway in the inside lane when a Chevrolet Silverado pickup, possibly headed the wrong direction without headlights, crashed into it head-on.

The Camaro's 20-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Its 19-year-old passenger Anthony Gomez and the 21-year-old Silverado driver received serious injuries in the wreck.

Investigators reported a strong odor of alcohol coming from the wrong-way driver and several containers of alcohol around the crash scene.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Wrong-Way Crash on I-10 in Caldwell County

I've learned over 30 years and hundreds of alcohol-related crashes that it's best to pay careful attention to big waving red flags after a wreck like this. An early-morning timeframe is one because it's the "witching hour" of DWI, and someone going the wrong way on a controlled-access highway typically means they're not thinking clearly--often due to intoxication.

Is it possible the wrong-way driver just ended up going toward headlights due to confusion or unclear highway signage? Sure. However, there's evidence suggesting intoxication must be carefully considered here--not just to point fingers at the driver, but also to find out whether he too was a victim.

Angelina Bryant Dead, Anthony Gomez Injured in Caldwell County, TX Wrong-Way Crash

Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for injuries he causes and/or suffers while under the influence. If a bar serves someone to the point they get on the wrong side of an interstate and crash, does that sound like the customer was reasonably served?

At the end of the day, it'll take more thorough independent investigations to actually say what happened here and who may be responsible. Would it really be okay for a wrong-way driver to take all the blame without finding out if a local establishment broke the law and walked away scot-free? I doubt the people whose lives were changed by this wreck would think so.

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