Cesar Avelar Sanchez Killed, Jaime Santos Recinos Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Plano, TX
Plano, TX -- November 25, 2022, Cesar Avelar Sanchez was killed and Jaime Santos Recinos was injured after a single-vehicle car accident.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 11:06 p.m. along Park Boulevard near Shiloh Road.
Officials said that 21-year-old Cesar Avelar Sanchez and 22-year-old Jaime Santos Recinos were in a Toyota Scion traveling eastbound on East Park Boulevard. Rounding a curve, the vehicle ran off-road where it hit a sign and a metal box, then careened into a tree.
Due to the crash, Avela Sanchez sustained fatal injuries. Santos Recinos sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. Police mentioned looking into alcohol as a possibility, but the cause of the crash remains unconfirmed.
Commentary on Cesar Avelar Sanchez, Jaime Santos Recinos Single-Vehicle Accident in Plano
It's obviously serious to see alcohol mentioned after a serious crash, but it's important to keep a few things in mind. One is that police often bring it up just because it's common only to find out later that it had nothing to do with the crash. That's why I take details like these with a grain of salt. Secondly, even if alcohol was a factor, that's not some reason to write this all off. Someone lost their life, and another person may still be fighting for theirs. It's important the victims and families involved in crashes like this have the allies and tools needed to get clear answers--both about what happened and what can be done to get them the help they need. Are those steps being taken, or do these details need to be in the hands of more experienced professionals?