• September 20, 2022

Bayleigh Grimes, Jordyn Schrock Killed in Dickson County, TN Auto Accident on I-40

Dickson County, TN — September 18, 2022, 23-year-old Bayleigh Grimes and 19-year-old Jordyn Schrock died in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Dickson County.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 40 near mile marker 178. Preliminary investigation suggests an 18-wheeler stopped in traffic due to an unrelated accident ahead. Grimes, driving a Kia Soul toward the congestion, allegedly failed to control her speed and crashed into the back of the semi-trailer.

Grimes and her passenger Schrock, both wearing seat belts at the time, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. A 20-year-old man and a 2-month-old child in the Kia received unspecified injuries.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Bayleigh Grimes, Jordyn Schrock Accident in Dickson County

Over the years I've learned that people tend to read about rear-end crashes like this and quickly decide the rear driver did something wrong to cause it. Further investigation could find that young driver followed too closely or was distracted, yes, but everyone should get the benefit of the doubt as the dots are connected. It's always best to look carefully at all the specifics of any collision.

For example: How long was the truck stopped before the car arrived? Was the big rig really at a full stop, or was it still slowing down? If it was slowing, did the driver brake gradually or suddenly? Did the trailer's brake lights work? Was the truck clearly visible at night? Did it have an intact and functional underride guard? Is the area lit by anything else besides headlights? Was the car's driver awake, alert, and focused on the road?

Bayleigh Grimes, Jordyn Schrock Killed in Dickson County, TN Auto Accident on I-40

I don't ask those questions to complicate things or accuse anyone. I just firmly believe in the necessity of a full and thorough investigation. Two young adults lost their lives here, and that more than merits a careful examination of how and why. Will law enforcement put in the necessary work to be sure the whole story is known, or should independent investigators take another look?

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