• November 09, 2022

Grace Kehler Injured in Car Accident on CR 617 in Johnson County, TX

Johnson County, TX — October 23, 2022, 67-year-old Grace Kehler was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on County Road 617 in Johnson County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 7:25 p.m. on CR 617 near CR 520. Preliminary investigation suggests Kehler was driving a Kia Soul south on the roadway when she turned left in a curve. She allegedly lost control of the vehicle while straightening out; the car left the right side of the road and hit a culvert, then rolled over.

Kehler suffered serious injuries in the crash. Police noted a suspicion that she was under the influence of alcohol and collected blood samples for testing.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Grace Kehler Accident in Johnson County

Investigators suspected alcohol was a factor here, but it's important to follow that by saying suspicion is far from proven fact. Until blood test results can either confirm or disprove their theory, it's important that they look into other possible issues as well. If the road was slick in the curve, for example, maybe the victim just lost traction. The vehicle could also have had some kind of malfunction that sent it off-course; those are far more common than crash reports would lead one to believe.

Even if test results show alcohol was a factor, that doesn't necessarily mean everything's tied up with a bow. Under Texas dram shop law if a local bar or other business kept serving her after she was clearly past her limits they may be liable for the damage she suffered in the wreck.

Grace Kehler Injured in Car Accident on CR 617 in Johnson County, TX

I'm not trying to argue with police or suggesting I know more than reports say. I only know from long experience that finding the truth means looking more closely than law enforcement tends to. That extra effort might just confirm what they thought at first, but I've seen plenty of cases where it found details they missed that changed the context of a wreck completely. At the very least, the victim deserves the benefit of the doubt and the knowledge that every effort was made to learn the truth.

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