• October 26, 2022

Aurora Canales Killed, Children Injured in Hit-and-Run on Marsh Ln in Carrollton, TX

UPDATE (November 28, 2022): Sources say that 19-year-old Brayan De La Rosa was arrested November 21 in connection to the crash that killed Aurora Canales and injured her children.

De La Rosa reportedly faces several charges, including manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon among others.

UPDATE (October 27, 2022): Sources have identified the woman killed in this accident as Aurora Canales.

Carrollton, TX — October 24, 2022, a woman died and five of her children were injured when a speeding driver crashed into their minivan on Marsh Lane in Carrollton.

Authorities say the incident happened Monday night along Marsh near Dove Creek Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests the road was wet from rain when a Chevy Camaro, possible involved in a street race, sped south and lost control. It crossed over the center line and then collided with a Toyota minivan.

The van's 43-year-old driver died in the crash. Five children in the vehicle were rescued by bystanders and paramedics; they were then taken to area hospitals.

Reports say the Camaro driver ran from the scene on foot, but investigators stated they have a suspect and are working on getting him into custody.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Carrollton Hit-and-Run on Marsh Ln

UPDATE (November 28, 2022): Given the new information about the suspect being 19 and intoxication being mentioned nowhere in his charges, it's possible that alcohol played no part in his alleged choice to race or to run away from the wreck. As I said before, not every hit-and-run or street race is fueled by impairment but it's an important possibility to consider when putting the puzzle together.

With that said, I wonder if authorities gave that possibility much thought. Since the suspect was underage and some time passed, it's possible they only charged him with what they felt would stick and let any potential intoxication charges go. If so, it might be necessary for someone else besides police to look into what the suspect was doing that night before dealing tragic damage to the Canales family. It may be that responsibility begins and ends with that young man, but if anyone else was responsible for the tragic loss of those children's mother then they too should be held accountable.

Aurora Canales Killed, Children Injured in Carrollton, TX Hit-and-Run

ORIGINAL: Street racing accidents like this one may be are always serious matters. In many cases a decision to race down city streets is a byproduct of something else affecting the racer's judgment--particularly impairment. Couple that with the suspect's decision to flee from a deadly accident (another choice often made under alcohol's influence) and there may be more for investigators to do than just haul the offender in--though clearly they must face justice no matter what fueled their decisions that night.

If evidence shows intoxication was a factor, it's also important to find out where the suspect drank. Under Texas dram shop law any business that sold or served drinks to that driver if he was already obviously intoxicated may be liable for the terrible damages he caused on Marsh Lane. It's not even certain this was a DWI accident and not all of those start with a dram violation, but alcohol's possible involvement and its source should be investigated during efforts to learn the whole story.

Obviously there are many concerns to address more immediately than where the drinks might have come from. I bring that up to emphasize that many further details beyond "who did what" are often involved with wrecks like this, and yet they aren't always acknowledged by authorities. Much of the time law enforcement goes no further than the surface-level details of a crash and finding a singular "bad guy" to deal with. That's why independent professionals should also look into what happened. If nothing else, those affected by this tragedy deserve to have all the facts.

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