Oscar Muñiz Killed in Car Accident in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX -- December 30, 2022, Oscar Muñiz was killed as the result of an accident where his vehicle crashed off-road.
Authorities said that the crash happened at around 12:36 a.m. along Alabama Street near Mountain Ridge Drive.
Information from investigators said that 48-year-old Oscar Muñiz was in a Ford F-150 traveling northbound on Alabama Street. For reasons yet to be confirmed, the vehicle ran off-road and overturned.
Muñiz succumbed to fatal injuries as a result of the crash. It appears no one else was involved in the crash.
The apparent lack of witnesses here is an all too common factor in single-vehicle wrecks, and it's one of the more challenging hurdles to overcome when seeking to get the victim's loved ones some answers. One of the reasons why independent accident reconstructionists are so helpful is because they're more experienced looking into things like mechanical issues, tire blowouts, road hazards, poor signage or lighting, and other factors that authorities may not be used to handling on their own.
Now, I know some folks who come across these reports will feel content to just blame this man because he appears to be the only one involved in the crash. Obviously, things like speeding, texting, and fatigue are worth looking into following any serious crash. But few things infuriate me more than seeing folks who care more about being the first ones to criticize someone who isn't around to defend themselves than they do about the family left behind that will see their baseless comments. If my words can help even just a few people understand how irresponsible that behavior is, it's worth the effort.