• December 09, 2022

Maria Gray Killed, 2 Injured in Truck Accident in Medina County, TX

Medina County, TX -- November 22, 2022, Maria Gray was killed and two others were injured after an accident where multiple trucks crashed.

Investigators said that the incident happened just before 1:00 p.m. along Highway 173 near the US 90 intersection.

Details suggest that 72-year-old Maria Gray was in a Lincoln SUV traveling eastbound approaching the intersection. Police believe Gray may have gone through a stop sign, following which a southbound truck pulling a trailer crashed into the side of Gray's vehicle. A Peterbilt tractor-trailer then crashed, as well.

Gray's injuries ultimately proved fatal due to the crash. The Peterbilt driver was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. The driver of the southbound truck may have been injured, but this wasn't confirmed.

Police suggested that the southbound truck was going 71 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. No further information is has been confirmed at this time.

Commentary on Maria Gray Truck Accident in Medina County

If folks will excuse a detour, I'd like to discuss an incident I looked into a while ago that comes to mind when reading about this crash. It'll soon be clear why this example comes to mind.

In that particular case, a woman was killed after an 18-wheeler t-boned here along a highway. Police believe that the woman ran a red light, and a lot of people in the comments were all too pleased to believe that and criticize her.

Maria Gray Killed, 2 Injured in Truck Accident in Medina County, TX

Weeks later, though, investigations showed the 18-wheeler was going about 20 MPH over the speed limit. The reason that's so significant is because a multi-ton truck is dangerous enough as is, but that 20 MPH difference could be the difference between a stay in the hospital and a trip to the morgue. There's a reason speed limits exist, and there's a reason the law holds truck drivers to a particularly high standard when it comes to following those laws.

So when I see these details saying that a woman died, and the truck that hit her was allegedly more than 20 MPH over the speed limit, I can't help wondering if she would have made it home to her loved ones had someone else been behind the wheel of that truck.

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