• September 19, 2022

Ernest Fogg Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on I-10 in Hancock County, MS

Hancock County, MS — September 17, 2022, 91-year-old Ernest Fogg died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Hancock County.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. along I-10. Preliminary investigation suggests Fogg was driving east when he lost control of his car for unknown reasons. The vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

Fogg suffered fatal injuries in the accident.

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

Ernest Fogg Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on I-10 in Hancock County, MS

Commentary on Ernest Fogg Accident in Hancock County

Almost every time I see a crash like this, I soon come across readers speculating about all the ways it's "most likely" the driver's fault. There's no shortage of guesswork about speeding or inattention; some might be inclined to point to the victim's advanced age and the health problems that often accompany that as a possible culprit.

It's not that such guesses are necessarily off-base as things to look into, but it's not right to take any such thing for granted. Preliminary reports don't mention any theories from investigators and filling in those blanks with idle speculation does more harm than good. It's always important to consider all the potential explanations; anything from a medical emergency to glancing at the radio to a full-blown mechanical failure in the car could have been behind this tragic incident, so it's best not to jump to any premature conclusions as more dots are connected. Will authorities make sure those dots create a complete picture?

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