• December 16, 2022

Man Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 71 in Fayette County, TX

Fayette County, TX -- October 7, 2022, one person was killed following an accident where a truck and another vehicle crashed on Highway 71.

Officials said that the crash happened just after 6:15 a.m. along Highway 71 in the area of Prairie Valley Road.

Investigators said that a 30-year-old man was in a Ford Fusion traveling westbound along the highway. While doing so, it somehow crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler.

The Ford driver sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. All police say right now is they found evidence suggesting the victim was going roughly 80 MPH and the truck driver said he was going around 65 MPH. No further information can be confirmed at this time.

Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on Highway 71 in Fayette County

It's obviously important to consider that someone may have done something wrong, such as speeding, if they hit the back of another vehicle. However, folks should never just put all the blame on one person without knowing the whole story.

Man Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 71 in Fayette County, TX

I'm reminded of a story I looked into a little while ago with similar details to these. Weeks after the crash, though, investigators found out the 18-wheeler in that crash cut off the victim on a dark road without turning its lights on until after it was too late for the victim to slow down. I'm not saying that happened here, of course, but it goes to show why independent investigations are such a vital tool in getting a grieving family some clear answers.

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