Cleortas Alexander Jr. Killed, Lily Justus Injured in Car Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- September 2, 2022, Cleortas Alexander Jr. was killed and Lily Justus was injured in an accident between two vehicles.
Officials said that the incident happened at around 1:00 a.m. along Eastex Freeway in the area of Vivian Road.
It appears that 44-year-old Cleortas Alexander was in a Jaguar traveling northbound on the freeway. The vehicle somehow became disabled along the roadway. While there, another northbound vehicle, said to be driven by 39-year-old Lily Justus, crashed into the back of the Jaguar.
Due to the collision, Alexander apparently sustained fatal injuries. Justus was said to be injured. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Cleortas Alexander Jr., Lily Justus Car Accident in Harris County
There are a few things which would require further investigations to clear up here. Primarily would of course be how avoidable this collision was. A disabled vehicle on a dark highway can sometimes be all but invisible until it's too late. But if evidence shows the disabled vehicle had its lights on or that other drivers had no issues avoiding it, the driver hitting that vehicle would certainly raise some red flags.
Beyond that, however, it's also a potential red flag that the driver rear-ended was killed while the other driver's injuries weren't even said to be serious. While not all that common, this can sometimes be a sign that something in the victim's vehicle went wrong. Did their airbags go off? Did their seatbelt function properly? Is it possible they experienced something called a seatback failure? If nothing else, it's worth taking steps to ensure the victims and families involved here are getting the answers they deserve.