• December 01, 2022

Devany Betancourt Killed, Anna Lorena Injured in Auto Accident on US-175 in Anderson County, TX

Anderson County, TX — November 29, 2022, 18-year-old Devany Betancourt died in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 175 in Anderson County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:10 p.m. on US-175 at County Road 3051, east of Frankston. Preliminary investigation suggests a 17-year-old male was driving a Ford Focus east on the highway when he started to turn left onto CR 3051. Investigators believe he failed to yield while turning and a westbound Subaru Tribeca crashed into the Ford's passenger side.

Ford passenger Betancourt died in the collision. 20-year-old Anna Lorena, a passenger in the Subaru, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. No other injuries were reported.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Devany Betancourt Accident in Anderson County

Police investigators seem to have laid out a rough sketch of what happened in this terrible accident. I have no specific reason to doubt their findings, but I've also learned over the years that there's often more to the story than authorities at the scene realize. Given the terrible and irreversible damage done in the wreck, I think most would agree it's important that everyone affected--the people in those vehicles as well as that young woman's family--get the whole story. I hope when all is said and done that authorities give them that.

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