• October 25, 2022

David Lynn McLelland Killed in Truck Accident on US Highway 380 in Yoakum County, TX

UPDATE (November 1, 2022): Sources released the name of the victim, identifying him as David Lynn McLelland. Additional details about the crash remain unavailable at this time.

Yoakum County, TX -- September 22, 2022, a Lubbock man was killed after an accident where a truck crashed off US 380.

Initial details said that the incident took place at around 5:00 a.m. along US 380 near County Road 215.

David Lynn McLelland Killed in Truck Accident in Yoakum County, TX

Officials say a 60-year-old Lubbock man was in a Kenworth truck traveling westbound along the highway. The truck somehow lost control, then crashed off-road and overturned.

Due to the crash, the Lubbock man sustained fatal injuries. No further information about the accident is available at this time.

Commentary on David Lynn McLelland Truck Accident in Yoakum County

One of the things which concerns me the most about commercial truck wrecks is if the authorities in charge have the proper training and equipment. These can be complex pieces of machinery, and the job entails all kinds of unique challenges typical motorists don't face. As such, those without experience might overlook something important.

For example, quite a lot of crashes like this involve mechanical issues. That could be due to poor maintenance by the driver, poor maintenance by an employer forcing drivers to operate dangerous vehicles, or perhaps even a manufacturing defect the victims couldn't have foreseen. With proper investigations into things like that, how can anyone be sure the victim's loved ones are getting the full story? That's why I tend to rely on independent accident reconstructionists, and those efforts could prove helpful here, as well.

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