Timothy Currie Killed in Rollover Accident in Wheeler County, TX
Wheeler County, TX -- January 8, 2023, Timothy Currie was killed due to an accident where Currie's vehicle overturned.
Preliminary details don't specify what the exact cause of the crash is. It apparently happened at around 11:25 p.m. along Highway 152 a few miles west of the Oklahoma state line.
28-year-old Timothy Currie was said to be the driver of a pickup which was traveling eastbound on the highway. It somehow lost control, causing the vehicle to run off-road, then overturn. Currie was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.
When it comes to details like that, it's challenging for folks to take them with a grain of salt. The assumption is that if police are saying it, they have a good reason to do so. In reality, though, it would shock people to see how often their reasoning is just their "gut instinct."
For example, reports on this crash suggest that the victim didn't have a seatbelt on. I don't have information to deny that, but I've worked with independent accident reconstructionists numerous times throughout the years. Their efforts cover possibilities authorities almost never consider, such as seatbelts failing to lock, breaking loose from their anchor point, or whole seat assemblies coming apart during a severe rollover.
When it comes to a job like mine, a valuable lesson is knowing that there are a lot of things others know better. Seeking out those people and getting their input is how to ensure nothing important slips through the cracks. Not only are accident reconstructions a good example of that, they're probably the perfect example. That's why I would never jump to conclusions about a fatal crash like this when there's a family out there who deserves to know they're getting the full story.