Brayden Autry Killed in Car Accident in Polk County, AR
Polk County, AR -- August 23, 2022, Brayden Autry was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle crashed off the highway.
Investigators said the crash happened early Tuesday along Arkansas 88 near the town of Mena.
According to officials, 19-year-old Brayden Autry from Aubrey, Texas was in a vehicle traveling eastbound on Highway 88. For reasons unclear, the vehicle ran off-road where it then crashed.
Autry sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. Right now, no further information is available.
Commentary on Brayden Autry Car Accident in Polk County
It's not clear what happened here, and I hope folks aren't jumping to conclusions simply due to the age of the victim. While it's true that teenagers are more likely to crash, that doesn't excuse overlooking other possibilities, likely or otherwise. Something I talk about a lot on this blog is how complex single-vehicle wrecks can be to properly investigate and why they warrant independent investigations from experienced professionals. If nothing else, there's a family out there that deserves to know they're getting all the facts. Sitting around making assumptions isn't going to do anyone any good.