Alix Trask Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 46 in New Braunfels, TX
New Braunfels, TX — September 7, 2022, 32-year-old pedestrian Alix Trask was hit and killed by a vehicle on State Highway 46 in New Braunfels.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:45 p.m. along TX-46 at Krause Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests Trask was walking on the highway when she was struck by a passing vehicle.
Trask was pronounced dead at the scene. The car's 29-year-old driver was unhurt and remained at the scene; police do not expect any charges will be filed.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Alix Trask Accident in New Braunfels
Investigators don't seem to feel the driver was at fault here. I'm glad to learn she was apparently operating safely despite this tragic accident, but that still leaves many unanswered questions about why the crash happened. While it's possible it was just a terrible coincidence, it's important that all potential explanations be considered.
Unfortunately I've learned over the years that police are likely to just let the matter go once they've determined no specific laws were broken. They're less concerned with finding the whole truth than they are apprehending "bad guys" on behalf of the state, so learning the whole story isn't always their priority--even though that could help bring badly-needed answers to the victim's loved ones. That's why in many cases where there's lingering confusion I recommend having independent investigators with the right training and equipment (and the time to put them to use) take another look.