Gene Dean Killed in Car Accident in Angelina County, TX
Angelina County, TX -- October 19, 2022, Gene Dean was killed as the result of an accident where multiple vehicles crashed.
Initial details say the crash happened on US 69 near Allen Road, just outside of Pollok which is northwest of Lufkin.
According to officials, 58-year-old Gene Dean was walking at the time. A Dodge pickup on southbound lanes somehow hit Dean, followed by a Chevy pickup.
Due to the collision, Dean sustained fatal injuries. No one else was hurt at the time. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Gene Dean Car Accident in Angelina County
When it comes to pedestrian accidents, folks are generally quick to assume it all comes down to right-of-way. That's certainly important, but it isn't exactly the right question. The more prudent question is whether or not the drivers involved could have reasonably avoided hitting the victim. Even if they were somewhere they shouldn't have been (which it's unclear where exactly the victim here was), a driver that can clearly see and avoid them still has a responsibility to do so. Could it be this accident was reasonably avoidable? It may take more thorough independent investigations to ensure this victim's loved ones get the answers they deserve.