• October 07, 2022

Christina Johnson Killed in Crash with Dump Truck on FM 4 in Cleburne, TX

Cleburne, TX — October 5, 2022, 27-year-old Christina Marie Johnson died in a collision with a dump truck on Farm to Market Road 4 in Cleburne.

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:15 p.m. on the 1300 block of FM 4 (East 2nd Street) near County Road 3136. Preliminary investigation suggests Johnson's Honda SUV was headed east on the roadway as a Mack dump truck was westbound nearby on the other side. Johnson reportedly started to turn north toward a private drive and entered the dump truck's path; the truck then hit the SUV on its passenger side. After the impact both vehicles ran off the road.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. No other serious injuries were reported.

No further information is currently available.

Christina Johnson Killed in Crash with Dump Truck on FM 4 in Cleburne, TX

Commentary on Christina Johnson Accident in Cleburne

Police seem to think the victim may have triggered this crash by turning into the path of the truck. I have no particular reason to doubt that, but as always I would caution against taking preliminary reports based on a short time at the scene as the whole gospel truth of the matter. Few wrecks, particularly those involving commercial trucks, are as straightforward as they may first appear.

That's why it's best for experienced professional investigators to look into an accident like this and make sure all its specifics are accounted for. That's not meant as a dig against police, just as an acknowledgment that they have a lot of competing priorities and sometimes lack the personnel or resources to spend time connecting all the dots of a wreck. If key details and clues are overlooked and reports end up incomplete or wrong, clearly that can be problematic for victims and families in search of answers and help after a wreck. I often encourage people who call the firm to have independent investigators take another look and make sure everything's accounted for.

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