Trey Ross Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Port Lavaca, TX
Port Lavaca, TX -- November 5, 2022, Trey Ross sustained injuries following an accident where a vehicle crashed off the side of the highway.
Initial details from authorities said that the incident happened along Highway 238 just south of town at around 1:44 a.m.
Officials said that 26-year-old Trey Anthony Ross was in a 2018 Nissan Titan traveling northbound along the highway. Somehow, the vehicle ran off-road and crashed into the ditch.
Ross sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. No one else appears to have been involved, police say. Investigations continue.
Commentary on Trey Ross Single-Vehicle Accident in Port Lavaca
When it comes to single-vehicle wrecks like this, one of my main concerns is always whether or not it's getting the attention it deserves. People tend to just assume the driver did something wrong--even authorities. This is certainly possible, and in fact things like alcohol and fatigue are all too common. But without considering other possibilities, something important can slip through the cracks.
Mechanical issues, road hazards, other drivers who left the scene, tire defects, medical emergencies--likely or not, people need to understand there are all kinds of reasons a crash like this may happen. Jumping to conclusions only serves to further harm a family going through unimaginable hardship. That's why I generally ensure independent investigators look into deadly wrecks like this so nothing goes overlooked. Folks would do well to learn this lesson and exercise similar prudence until the facts are clear.