• November 11, 2022

Waller Man, Granbury Man Killed in Car Accident on Highway 171 in Cresson, TX

Cresson, TX -- November 9, 2022, a Waller man and a Granbury man were killed due to an accident where multiple vehicles collided.

Waller Man, Granbury Man Killed in Car Accident on Highway 171 in Cresson, TX

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 7:00 a.m. along Highway 171. It appears that a pickup was northbound on the highway in the area of the railroad crossing. Somehow, the vehicle apparently went into southbound lanes where it crashed into two other vehicles.

The 30-year-old Waller man said to be driving the pickup sustained fatal injuries. A 30-year-old Granbury man in one of the other vehicles also succumbed to fatal injuries. One other had unspecified injuries. The cause of the crash remains unclear.

Commentary on Waller Man, Granbury Man Car Accident on Highway 171 in Cresson

Folks often approach crashes like this with thoughts that speeding or distracted driving must have played a role. Those are common factors, of course, but experienced investigators know all kinds of things can go wrong. Mechanical issues, medical conditions, tire blowouts, poor road maintenance, product defects--common or not, these things can happen. Unfortunately, authorities can be just as quick to make assumptions as any average person, which is why deadly wrecks are often better off in the hands of experienced independent investigators. Perhaps this will be yet another one.

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