• January 10, 2023

Devin Elmore Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 79 in Paris, TX

UPDATE (January 25, 2023): Public information from authorities identified the victim as 21-year-old Devin Elmore. Additional details about the cause of the crash remain unconfirmed.

Paris, TX -- January 6, 2023, one person was killed following an accident where a vehicle crashed along the side of FM 79.

Few details are surrounding the crash at this time, though that isn't exactly unusual when it comes to deadly single-vehicle wrecks. Authorities believe the incident happened just before 1:00 a.m. along FM 79, west of US Highway 82. A car traveling westbound along FM 79 somehow ran off-road where it crashed into a tree. The driver, unidentified at this time, sustained fatal injuries due to the crash.

Devin Elmore Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Paris, TX

Beyond that, no details have been confirmed. A lot of people, however, simply don't wait for those details. Despite the fact there are plenty of reasons a crash like this can happen without the victim doing something wrong, folks will just assume that the victim was speeding, drunk, or on their phone. Are those possibilities? Of course--in fact, they're quite common. But what about things like tire blowouts, mechanical defects, or medical emergencies? Without proper attention, those details can easily go overlooked.

I know from experience how important a proper investigation can be for ensuring nothing important slips through the cracks. Are the investigators currently handling these investigations equally prudent and taking the steps to get the victim's loved ones the answers they deserve?

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