Danielle Kelly Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on I-30 at Loop 12 in Dallas, TX
UPDATE (February 3, 2023): Additional details made public by authorities identify the driver killed in the crash as 32-year-old Danielle Kelly. They have yet to confirm a cause for the crash.
Dallas, TX -- January 21, 2023, one person was killed following an accident where a vehicle crashed along Interstate 30.
Investigators were called to the area of the Loop 12 exit ramp along eastbound lanes of the interstate at around 3:00 a.m., reports say.
It appears a vehicle somehow left its lane and collided into a concrete barrier. Doing so, the vehicle caught fire. The driver of the car died at the crash scene, officials say. Right now, the cause of the crash has yet to be determined.
Throughout my career, I've seen all kinds of unusual factors cause a single-vehicle crash which the public doesn't often consider. Mechanical issues, medical conditions, road hazards, tire blowouts, etc. Many people, though, simply jump to conclusions and assume the driver did something wrong. A prudent investigator of course wouldn't rule out something more common like alcohol or fatigue, but it's important people inform themselves on why it's best to withhold judgment and let the evidence speak for itself. Families deserve answers after a serious wreck, not speculation. I see no reason why this crash would be an exception.