• September 16, 2022

Norma Martinez Celestino Killed in Truck Accident on Monte Cristo Road in McAllen, TX

McAllen, TX — September 15, 2022, 31-year-old Norma Martinez Celestino died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Monte Cristo Road in McAllen.

Authorities say the incident happened around 7:15 a.m. on Monte Cristo at Ware Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Martinez Celestino was driving a Nissan Frontier pickup south on Ware when she allegedly slowed but did not fully stop for a sign at the Monte Cristo intersection. The Nissan pulled into the westbound lanes of Monte Cristo and was hit on its driver's side by a passing Kenworth 18-wheeler.

Martinez Celestino and her unborn child were pronounced dead at the scene. A juvenile passenger in the Nissan received serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. The truck driver was unhurt and remained at the scene to render aid.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Norma Martinez Celestino Accident in McAllen

Police assessment of the accident seem to lean toward the victim making a rolling stop at the intersection, then proceeding when she didn't have the right-of-way. Perhaps that's exactly what happened, but over the years I've learned that people can be a bit too quick to blame the driver when closer scrutiny would find something else was really the culprit.

Some may not see what else that could be here, but what if the pickup lost traction on water or gravel and couldn't stop? Maybe its brakes gave out, or maybe the driver had a medical issue that incapacitated her. It's unclear if investigators took the time to find out whether there was anything else to the story, or just stuck with the plausible explanation they started with and moved on after filling out a report.

If they got things wrong and nobody ever finds that out it could be highly problematic for anyone seeking more answers or help for the victim's loved ones. That's why I often recommend that independent experts step in to fill in any remaining blanks. The people who lost loved ones in McAllen deserve no less than the whole and true story.

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