• November 08, 2022

Jacob Oswald Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Stan Schleuter Loop in Killeen, TX

Killeen, TX — November 3, 2022, Fort Hood soldier Jacob Oswald died when his motorcycle collided with an SUV on Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

Authorities say the incident happened around 8:40 p.m. on Stan Schlueter Loop at Hudson Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Oswald was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle west in the inside lane of the Loop when a southbound Nissan Rogue on Hudson turned left into his path. Investigators say the Nissan driver failed to yield and the vehicles collided in the intersection.

Oswald was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Jacob Oswald Accident in Killeen

News reports say the other driver failed to yield to the victim's motorcycle. If they're right it's possible that was just a matter of momentary inattention or a misjudged turn, but rather than take that for granted it's important to investigate carefully and make sure all the potential factors are accounted for. If poor visibility or lighting, a badly-designed intersection, impairment, or something else played a part in the tragedy at that intersection then it's best to know about that.

Jacob Oswald Killed in Killeen, TX Motorcycle Accident on Stan Schleuter Loop

Here's the issue, though: Investigators have already identified a "bad guy" they likely can pin the whole crash on without much further effort. If they say one person's failure to yield was the sole factor and move on, there's a chance that vital details will slip through the cracks and reports won't tell the whole story. That can be a big problem for victims and families in search of answers or help after an accident like this; will someone make sure they get those?

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