• January 04, 2023

Marcus Demond Smith Killed in Truck Accident in Houston, TX

Houston, TX -- December 11, 2022, Marcus Demond Smith was killed after an accident where his vehicle and a semi-truck collided.

Officials released public information which said the crash happened just before 5:00 a.m. along Sam Houston Parkway near the intersection of Kempwood Road.

The information suggests that 48-year-old Marcus Demond Smith was in a Dodge Charger traveling northbound along the freeway. Authorities believe inclement weather caused the Charger to lose control, hit the barrier, then hit a nearby 18-wheeler also traveling northbound.

Marcus Demond Smith Killed in Truck Accident in Houston, TX

Due to the collision, Smith sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. Beyond the possibility of hazardous weather, no further information can be confirmed. My concern, then, is how thorough authorities are being to that end.

Frankly, it would shock people to see how often authorities see a crash on wet or icy roads, blame the weather, and look into nothing else. Is it common for someone to be going too fast on slick roads or driving on worn tires? Sure, but that's no excuse to ignore other possibilities, likely or not. For all we know, the weather was just a small factor here, and something serious the victim couldn't control led to the crash. If nothing else, doesn't a grieving family deserve to be certain they're getting the full story?

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