Caleb Roach Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Troup Highway in Tyler, TX
Tyler, TX — October 25, 2022, 46-year-old Caleb Roach died after being hit by a vehicle on Troup Highway in Tyler.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:15 a.m. along Troup Highway near the East Southeast Loop 323 intersection. Preliminary investigation suggests only that Roach was on foot in the area when he was fatally struck by a vehicle. The driver remained at the scene and was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Caleb Roach Accident in Tyler
Often after an accident like this, people are quick to write it off as someone making a dangerous choice to walk on a highway--with tragic results. While it can certainly be risky to be on foot there, I'd also point out that preliminary reports don't even say exactly where the victim was or what was happening at the time.
As such I don't want to speculate on what did or didn't happen, but if litigating accidents for nearly 30 years has taught me anything it's that there's really no such thing as a simple or straightforward accident. A man lost his life here, and that alone warrants as thorough an investigation as possible. If police aren't inclined to give this situation the time and attention it deserves, maybe an independent investigator should look again so the victim's loved ones get clear answers. They deserve no less.