Daniel Lawrence Terrell Jr. Killed, Willie Marcel Washington Jr. Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Fort Worth, TX
UPDATE (September 8, 2022): Details made available identified the victims in the crash. The man killed in the accident was said to be 26-year-old Daniel Lawrence Terrell Jr. Injured in the crash was believed to be Willie Marcel Washington Jr. The cause of the crash remains unconfirmed at this time.
Fort Worth, TX -- August 27, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured due to an accident where their car crashed off Berry.
Authorities said that the crash happened just before midnight off the corner of East Berry Street and Stalcup Road.
It appears that a vehicle traveling along the road somehow lost control, causing it to run off-road and hit a tree. Due to the collision, the unidentified driver succumbed to fatal injuries. A passenger in the vehicle had reportedly critical injuries. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Daniel Terrell Jr., Willie Washington Jr. Single-Vehicle Accident in Fort Worth
A late night crash like this is going to bring up all kinds of concerns. One common factor, of course, is alcohol. If someone was on their way home from a bar, it could be they were illegally over-served. That means a local establishment could be liable under dram shop law for contributing to this tragic event.
As common as that is, though, there could be other factors to consider. Mechanical issues, road hazards, manufacturing defects, medical conditions, other reckless drivers--common or not, a prudent investigator must consider these possibilities. Are authorities here being thorough, or will this crash need to be in the hands of independent professionals?