• January 13, 2023

Daniel Garcia Killed, 2 Injured in Car Accident on North Main in Taylor, TX

UPDATE (January 25, 2023): Authorities released the name of the deceased, identifying him as 42-year-old Daniel Garcia. He was said to be the driver of the Chevy pickup involved. The other two victims remain unidentified at this time. Police also mentioned they were looking into alcohol, but nothing can be confirmed at this time.

Taylor, TX -- January 7, 2023, one person was killed and two were injured following a car accident along North Main Street.

Preliminary details said that the accident happened at around 11:00 p.m. along North Main near FM 397/Carlos G. Parker.

Right now, exact details are still under investigation. The incident was described as a crossover wreck between a Chevy pickup and a GMC Yukon. The victim killed in the crash was said to be the driver of the Chevy. Two others, said to be in the Yukon, had reportedly serious injuries.

Daniel Garcia Killed, 2 Injured in Car Accident in Taylor, TX

I always read these kinds of reports with an ounce of salt. Throughout my career, I've seen countless reports like these which ended up being inaccurate or telling just a small fraction of the larger story. But at the same time, there are red flags that are irresponsible to ignore.

Sources about this crash, for example, say that authorities found alcohol "in both vehicles". I don't know if that's true, and I would certainly encourage anyone to take early details with a grain of salt. For all we know, both motorists simply had closed containers in their vehicles that busted during the crash. That said, any time alcohol does contribute to a deadly wreck, it can make an already chaotic situation even more complex.

Put simply, drunk driving wrecks often involve more responsible parties than just the drivers. That's because evidence often shows that a local bar or similar establishment illegally over-served them, meaning they can be liable under dram shop law for the consequences of that person's intoxication.

So while I wouldn't encourage anyone to jump to conclusions even with concerning claims like these, I can't help worrying that there are still few details available nearly a week after the crash. The public not knowing everything isn't really the issue. The issue is whether or not the families involved are getting the answers they deserve.


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