Kayleigh Renee O’Neal Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 528 in Friendswood, TX
UPDATE (January 12, 2023): Authorities identified the driver killed in the crash as 25-year-old Kayleigh Renee O'Neal. Additional details about the crash itself remain under investigation.
Friendswood, TX -- December 18, 2022, a woman was killed due to an accident where a car crashed off FM 528 in a construction zone.
Investigators said that the incident took place at around 3:30 a.m. along FM 528 in the area of Moore Road and Canal Drive.
It appears that a woman was traveling down westbound lanes when the vehicle somehow went through a space in the construction zone. As a result, it hit a hole and overturned, then caught fire.
Rescue teams could not reach the woman, and she was pronounced deceased. Efforts are underway to identify the victim. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 528 in Friendswood
I've helped many families over the years looking for answers about crashes like this. It's important for anyone handling single-vehicle wrecks to consider circumstances like medical emergencies, mechanical defects, tire blowouts, etc. Most see single-vehicle wrecks early in the morning, and they're quick to assume the driver did something wrong. That may be common, but the victim isn't around to tell their side of the story. That alone should make people realize the importance of getting clear evidence. Even authorities can sometimes fall into the trap of jumping to conclusions. That's why there should be steps taken to ensure nothing important slips through the cracks.