Marisela Crayton, Oscar Elias Killed in Auto Accident on East Parmer Ln in Manor, TX
Manor, TX — December 17, 2022, 56-year-old Marisela Crayton and 29-year-old Oscar Perez Elias died in a major accident on East Parmer Lane in Manor.
Authorities say the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on the 8600 block of East Parmer near the State Highway 130 service road. Preliminary investigation suggests only that a pickup truck and a car collided in the area and two people were pinned afterward.
Responders extricated the pinned victims and pronounced the car's driver Oscar Elias dead at the scene. Two adults and two children in the car were transported to area hospitals; both adults were said to have potentially life-threatening damages. Marisela Crayton, the pickup driver, was also hospitalized and died a short time later.
The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Marisela Crayton, Oscar Elias Accident in Manor
There isn't much information yet about how exactly this crash happened or what caused it, but given the fatal injuries involved a careful investigation seems in order. To find the whole story police should look into many possible factors: driver mistakes like speeding or distraction perhaps, but also problems or defects in the vehicles, visibility and sightlines, road and weather conditions, signage and road markings, and any other issues that might have contributed to or caused the wreck.
Until more information is available and the picture is clearer it's best not to jump to conclusions, but the years have taught me that a "by the book" police investigation might not connect all the dots before it wraps up. If their findings are incomplete or even mistaken, that can obviously cause major problems for people in search of answers or help down the line. That's why after serious accidents I often suggest independent investigations by experienced professionals, above and beyond police efforts, to learn the whole story. At the very least the people affected by this terrible incident deserve to know no stone was left unturned.