Grayson Turner Jr. Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Austin, TX
UPDATE (November 16, 2022): Reports said that a 17-year-old girl was also hurt in the collision. It's still unclear if charges are pending against the driver. Investigations continue.
Austin, TX -- September 24, 2022, Grayson Turner Jr. was killed after an accident where a vehicle struck Turner off I-35.
Recent reports say that the incident happened in the 5400 block of N I-35, just off 51st Street, at around 11:00 p.m.
Details indicate that Grayson Turner Jr. was on foot outside of his vehicle in the parking lot of the Chase Bank located along the service road. A vehicle was going northbound on the interstate when it somehow careened off-road into the parking lot, then struck Turner.
Due to the collision, Turner sustained fatal injuries. The driver involved was not arrested, and it's unclear what exactly led to the collision.
Commentary on Grayson Turner Jr. Car Accident in Austin
Just to be clear, I can't say anything more about what happened here than what's already available to the public. Frankly, however, I've had a lot of similar situations come across my desk that all shared something in common: alcohol.
Most situations like this end up being someone drunk on their way home from a bar, meaning the driver and the bar can be responsible for the victim losing their life. With that being said, there are other possibilities worth considering--even ones the driver may not have been able to control. Tire blowouts, medical emergencies, fatigue, defects, some other reckless driver that left the scene--common or not, are authorities looking into all of the possible factors that led to this tragedy?