• August 26, 2022

One Killed in Crash with 18-Wheeler on Highway 94 in El Paso County, CO

El Paso County, CO — August 25, 2022, a 21-year-old woman died in a collision with a semi-truck on State Highway 94 in El Paso County.

According to reports the incident happened Wednesday afternoon on eastbound SH 94 near New Log Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a Chevy Colorado pickup east, allegedly passing other vehicles in an aggressive manner, when she drove into the westbound lanes and collided with a Mack semi-truck.

The woman died at the scene. The truck driver received minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

One Killed in Crash with 18-Wheeler on Highway 94 in El Paso County, CO

Commentary on El Paso County Truck Accident on CO-94

Reports suggest the woman in the pickup was aggressively passing other vehicles and imply that her crossover was a conscious choice. Are police truly sure of that so soon after the crash, or are they just guessing based on what they found at the scene? Is there more to the story? For instance, could the woman have lost control of the pickup due to something out of her hands? Did it blow a tire? Could it have had some kind of failure or defect that sent it off-course?

I'm not saying it's impossible the victim simply made a mistake, but it's also very important not to assume anything like that unless clear proof says so. People--police sometimes among them--have a habit of making up their minds and refusing to budge even if a closer look shows a different story. That can be a big problem if victims and families seek answers and help after a wreck like this one.

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