• November 21, 2022

Skylar Finn Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on 39th Street in Groves, TX

UPDATE (November 28, 2022): Sources identified the victim as 27-year-old Skylar Finn. Right now, additional details about the crash are unavailable.

Groves, TX -- November 20, 2022, one person as killed due to an accident where their motorcycle and an 18-wheeler collided on 39th Street.

Authorities said that the crash took place at around 2:00 p.m. along 39th Street at Pure Atlantic Road/Highway 366.

It appears that the collision happened after an 18-wheeler made a right turn off of the highway onto 39th Street. Some time during or around this maneuver, police say a 27-year-old motorcyclist hit the back of the tractor-trailer. They did not say which direction the victim was going.

Due to the collision, the motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries. At this time, no additional details are available.

Commentary on Skylar Finn 18-wheeler Accident on 39th Street in Groves

There are some serious details missing from these reports. Folks may see a rear-end collision and just assume the victim was in the wrong. They may be especially inclined to do so since the victim was a motorcyclist, and people tend to see riders as reckless drivers. But there would be a huge difference between, for example, a biker not slowing down approaching a slowing 18-wheeler and a motorcyclist with the right-of-way hitting an 18-wheeler that cut it off while making a turn. So what happened here, then?

Skylar Finn Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on 39th Street in Groves, TX

Whatever happened here, are proper steps being taken to actually let the evidence speak for itself? I've seen first-hand how authorities can even come up short when they think there are obvious explanations. Not even that long ago, we had to set the record straight after police blamed a motorcyclist for hitting a semi. The evidence completely contradicted the officer's reports, and it turned out he was just going with his "gut" rather than actually conducting a proper investigation.

Maybe authorities here have been more thorough, but I have little doubt there is a family out there that deserves answers. Are steps being taken to get those answers?

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