• August 29, 2022

Efrain Garcia-Palacios Killed in Rollover Accident on US-67 in Pecos County, TX

Pecos County, TX — August 23, 2022, 55-year-old Efrain Garcia-Palacios died in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 67 in Pecos County.

According to reports the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. on US-67 near mile marker 864, around 20 miles south of Fort Stockton. Preliminary investigation suggests Garcia-Palacios was driving a Nissan Sentra south at alleged high speeds when he lost control in a construction zone. The car crossed through the northbound lane and entered the east bar ditch, then hit a fence and overturned.

Garcia-Palacios, reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was ejected during the rollover and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Efrain Garcia-Palacios Killed in Rollover Accident on US-67 in Pecos County, TX

Commentary on Efrain Garcia-Palacios Accident in Pecos County

People may read a few sentences in the news, see that the driver was suspected of speeding before his wreck, and decide that's enough to blame the accident on him. I'm not saying speed wasn't a factor, and I don't know more than reports deliver, but at the same time I don't think it should be taken for granted as the sole contributing factor--not just to the crash, but also to the victim's tragic injuries. For instance, what if something went wrong in the victim's car and sent it off-course?

Vehicular failures and defects aren't particularly common, but part of the reason they're rarely blamed for crashes is because they often go unrecognized. Frankly police investigators don't always have the time, tools, or training to look for factors beyond the most common, which means their reports can end up incomplete or even flat-out wrong. It's always best to have the facts straight, and sometimes that means getting independent investigators to have another look. Click the image below to learn more.

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