Kinji Lavon Valentine Killed in Truck Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- December 17, 2022, Kinji Lavon Valentine was killed due to an accident where his vehicle and a semi-truck collided.
Public information from authorities indicated that the accident took place at around 3:30 a.m. along I-30 near Fort Worth Avenue.
According to the information, 39-year-old Kinji Lavon Valentine was in a Mercury Grand Marquis traveling westbound on the freeway. Ahead, an 18-wheeler apparently had its right turn signal on but was at a standstill due to a disabled vehicle in the roadway. Valentine's vehicle crashed into the back of the trailer, resulting in fatal injuries.
Right now, there isn't much more information available about the crash. Obviously, that leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Why did the truck not use its hazard lights? How long did the driver wait to signal? Were their brake lights clearly visible? How fast was the victim going? Did their seatbelt and airbags function properly? Was the disabled vehicle unavoidable, or did a driver negligent fail to fill up gas or replace worn tires?
Put simply, these incidents are never simple. It usually takes lengthy investigations from experienced accident reconstructionists beyond even what police typically have available to get victims and families all the facts. Were those efforts made to get answers here?