• October 28, 2022

Marivel Torres Mata Injured in Truck Accident in Dimmit County, TX

Dimmit County, TX -- September 21, 2022, Marivel Torres Mata was injured after an accident involving a commercial truck.

Investigators said the incident happened along Highway 85 near FM 468 at around 4:50 p.m.

Marivel Torres Mata Injured in Truck Accident in Dimmit County, TX

47-year-old Marivel Torres Mata was said to be the driver of a Toyota 4Runner which was eastbound on the highway. Police believe the vehicle crossed into oncoming lanes where it crossed paths with an oncoming semi-truck. Both vehicles attempted to evade but crashed, sending Torres Mata's vehicle off-road where it overturned.

Torres Mata was said to have incapacitating injuries. No one else was hurt. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Marivel Torres Mata Truck Accident in Dimmit County

I don't see any specific reason to doubt these details, but anytime I see a crossover wreck, I take the details with a grain of salt. These can be complex situations, and quite frankly, police make mistakes. Could there be more to this story?

I'll give an example from not long ago. A family asked us to look into a situation where police said their loved one crossed the center line and hit an 18-wheeler. When independent investigators looked into things, however, the evidence showed police got it wrong. The 18-wheeler actually crossed over first, causing the victim to swerve left to avoid it. Unfortunately, the 18-wheeler jerked back to the right, hitting the vehicle head-on.

The officer in charge of the investigations in that example was simply inexperienced, ill-equipped, and too trusting of the one side of the story he got on the scene--the surviving driver's account. With proper tools and training, these traps can be avoided, and victims and families can ensure they're getting the full story. Were those steps taken here?

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