Teen Killed, Ebony Ward, 4 Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Ellis County, TX
Ellis County, TX -- October 23, 2022, a teenager was killed and Ebony Ward and four others were hurt following a single-vehicle accident.
Officials said that the incident happened at around 3:15 a.m. along I-35E in the area of Chamber Road.
Investigators said that six people--ages 20 to 17--were in a GMC Terrain. The vehicle was said to be southbound on I-35E when it somehow lost control. The vehicle ran off-road and through the ditch before going across Chamber and overturning.
Due to the crash, a 19-year-old woman in the vehicle succumbed to fatal injuries. Details say that 20-year-old Ebony Joy Ward, the 17-year-old driver, and an 18-year-old passenger had incapacitating injuries. Two others also had injuries.
Right now, the cause of the crash cannot be confirmed. No further details are available.
Commentary on Ebony Ward Single-Vehicle Accident in Ellis County
I certainly can't speculate about what happened here, and I wouldn't want to anyway. It's best to let the evidence speak for itself. But when people see a teen driver, their immediate assumption is that the driver must have been driving recklessly. That's possible--common, even--but there are still plenty of other possibilities that warrant investigation. A serious crash is always worth thorough investigations, but someone losing a child only makes it more crucial. The sooner folks understand that, the sooner they can take steps of their own to ensure they have the right people looking into the details.