Amanda Butler Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Bowie County, TX
Bowie County, TX -- August 25, 2022, Amanda Butler was killed due to an accident where an 18-wheeler and another vehicle crashed.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:20 p.m. along I-30 just west of Texarkana. According to reports, 42-year-old Amanda Butler was in a vehicle traveling westbound along the interstate. Traffic slowed due to a previous crash. As it did so, reports say that the vehicle Butler was in hit the back of an 18-wheeler.
Due to the collision, Butler sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details about the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Amanda Butler 18-wheeler Accident in Bowie County
When people see "rear-end" collision, they tend to assume the rear driver screwed up. That tends to be the most common explanation, of course, and maybe that's what happened here. But jumping to conclusions isn't going to do anyone any good. Besides, there are times a rear-end collision like this happens without the rear-driver being responsible.
What if the truck pulled off the shoulder? What if the trailer's brake lights weren't working? What if the victim's vehicle had a defect? What if airbags or seatbelts didn't work properly? What if the victim swerved to avoid some other reckless driver? Likely or not, a grieving family at least deserves to know they're getting the full story. Whether or not the facts are clear here remains to be seen.