• October 12, 2022

Eric Gomez Killed in Truck Accident on I-10 in Hudspeth County, TX

Hudspeth County, TX — October 10, 2022, 23-year-old Eric Gomez died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 10 in Hudspeth County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 6:55 p.m. along I-10 near mile marker 116, outside Fort Hancock. Preliminary investigation suggests Gomez was driving a Chevy Silverado in the right lane when he lost control for unknown reasons. The pickup left the roadway onto the improved shoulder, where it crashed into the back of a stopped Peterbilt truck with a flatbed trailer.

Gomez suffered fatal injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.

No further information is currently available.

Eric Gomez Killed in Truck Accident on I-10 in Hudspeth County, TX

Commentary on Eric Gomez Accident in Hudspeth County

People may read that the victim left the road and hit the parked truck and think there's little else to say about who's responsible. However, it's much too early to reach any conclusions as investigators still have many details to iron out to learn the whole story.

For instance, among the many answers to find in the I-10 crash it's important to learn a) why exactly the flatbed truck was parked on the shoulder and b) what its driver did after stopping there. People don't always realize that commercial truck drivers have some very strict federal guidelines about both where they can stop and what they have to do afterward--particularly if they park on the road or shoulder. If those rules aren't followed (and they often aren't) then some of the responsibility for what happened may fall on that truck's driver. Click below to learn more.

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