• November 14, 2022

Kyle Strube Killed in Auto Accident on Highway 214 near Denver City, TX

Denver City, TX — November 7, 2022, 34-year-old Kyle Strube was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 214 near Denver City.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 2:15 p.m. on the 2400 block of Highway 214, roughly three miles north of town. Preliminary investigation suggests 39-year-old Martha Medero Trejo was traveling north on the highway when she turned left into a nearby parking lot. While turning her vehicle entered the path of Strube's southbound Ford F-150 and the two collided in the roadway.

Strube was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital in critical condition and succumbed to his injures the morning of Friday, November 11. Trejo was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Police alleged neither party was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

No further information is currently available.

Kyle Strube Killed in Auto Accident on Highway 214 near Denver City, TX

Commentary on Kyle Strube Accident near Denver City

After reading preliminary reports people may decide the turning driver just made a costly mistake in failing to yield, but I've learned over the years that there's often more to the story. Other potential factors should also be considered--not just about what caused the crash, but also about what caused the victims' injuries. The two aren't always the same.

For instance, police think failure to yield triggered the wreck but what if something else was behind the damage to the victims? Did the Ford's brakes or steering fail or lock up and keep the driver from avoiding the turning vehicle? Reports say he wasn't wearing a seatbelt, but are police sure about that? They tend to assume someone was intentionally unrestrained if they don't find the belt fastened, but belts and their buckles fail and break more often than people realize.

Frankly police investigators don't always have the time, tools, or training to look for factors beyond the most common, which means their reports can end up incomplete or even wrong. It's always best to have the facts straight, and sometimes that means getting independent investigators to have another look. Click the image below to learn more.

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