Jay Wadsworth Killed, Two Injured in Tractor Accident on FM 1585 in Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX — September 8, 2022, a 85-year-old Jay Wadsworth died when two pickups and a tractor collided on Farm to Market Road 1585 in Lubbock.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:45 p.m. along the 4300 block of FM 1585. Preliminary investigation suggests Wadsworth was driving a tractor across the road when an eastbound pickup truck traveled through and crashed into him. A second eastbound truck then crashed into the impact site.
Wadsworth was pronounced dead at the scene. The pickup drivers, Robert Alvin Stevens and Robbie Jean Stevens, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Jay Wadsworth Accident on FM 1585 in Lubbock
Investigators seem to have a fair handle on what happened here, but they don't shed much light on exactly how or why things went that way. There's still a lot of unanswered questions that could go a long way toward explaining how a man lost his life and people were hurt on that farm road, and I hope nobody is rushing to blame the people involved when there could be more to the story.
Unfortunately, in my experience police investigators don't always go beyond the superficial details they find at the scene. A lot of people are blamed for speeding or texting or carelessness, only for a closer look to find circumstances beyond their control like bad roads, medical emergencies, and vehicular failures or defects, just to name a few.
That's why it's important to ensure that someone with the proper know-how and equipment looks again and finds the whole story. Knowing all the facts can be crucial in getting victims and families the answers and help they deserve.