• October 31, 2022

One Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on Loop 12 in Dallas, TX

UPDATE (November 10, 2022): Authorities say that the driver of the pickup was 43-year-old Francisco Keyes, who apparently had non-incapacitating injuries. Additional details regarding the cause of the accident are unavailable.

Dallas, TX -- October 29, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle crashed into an 18-wheeler.

Authorities said that the incident happened at around 3:45 a.m. in the Loop 12, NW Highway area.

Dallas, TX 18-wheeler Accident Kills 1 on Loop 12 at NW Highway

Officials said that a pickup was traveling northbound along the highway. After exiting the freeway, it appears that the pickup somehow crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler, causing the pickup to catch fire.

One person in the pickup sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. Two others were in unspecified condition. No further information about the crash is available at this time.

Commentary on Fatal 18-wheeler Accident on Loop 12 in Dallas

Folks are often quick to write off any crash that involves someone rear-ending another vehicle. They just assume that driver was being reckless or inattention. That's obviously possible here, but there could be extenuating circumstances to consider.

Alcohol, speeding, distraction, mechanical issues, fatigue, medical emergencies, illegally parked commercial vehicles--likely or not, victims and families need to know they're getting the full story. Are authorities taking the necessary steps to get those answers here? If they aren't looking into the less common possible factors, then the crash may be better off in the hands of more experienced independent investigators.

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