Caleb Rickenbacher Killed, Christina Diaz Injured in Wrong-Way Accident on Cypress Rosehill in Cypress, TX
UPDATE (November 22, 2022): Reports identified the victims in the crash. They were 20-year-old Caleb Rickenbacher and 20-year-old Christina Diaz. Rickenbacher died due to the collision. It appears authorities continue to look for the driver, who they said was in a vehicle stolen from the Holiday Inn Express off TX-99 and Holzwarth. Investigations are ongoing.
Cypress, TX -- November 19, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured following a wrong-way car accident on Cypress Rosehill.
Initial details say that the crash happened at around 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Cypress Rosehill Road and Huffmeister Road.
Police believe that the crash happened when a vehicle going the wrong way crashed with another driver. Due to this, one person was killed while another was taken to a hospital. While unconfirmed, authorities say one person may have fled the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
Commentary on Caleb Rickenbacher, Christina Diaz Wrong-Way Accident in Cypress
If all these reports said was that someone was driving the wrong-way, I'd be concerned that alcohol had something to do with this crash. The timing of the crash and the possibility someone fled the scene only reinforces those concerns.
Folks in Harris County no doubt want to see accidents like this reach a conclusions which sees the right people held accountable for their actions. Doing so will likely require continued efforts by the community as a whole to come forward with any information which may shed light on the incident or whether or not someone left the scene and needs to face justice. Keeping these details in the public will be an important step in that journey.