• January 25, 2023

Jennifer L. Johnson Killed, Albert McBride Injured in Car Accident in Van Zandt County, TX

UPDATE (January 26, 2023): Further details clarified that a passenger in Jennifer Johnson's vehicle, identified as 44-year-old Albert McBride, was taken to a hospital following the crash. McBride's condition and additional details about the crash remain unclear.

Van Zandt County, TX -- January 21, 2023, Jennifer Johnson was killed due to an accident where two vehicles collided on the highway.

Officials were called out to the crash scene several miles west of Canton at around 6:50 p.m. It happened along Highway 243 at the intersection of County Road 2501. Details suggest that 42-year-old Jennifer L. Johnson was in a Nissan traveling on CR 2501. While turning onto Highway 243, the Nissan was hit by a Dodge Ram.

Due to the collision, Johnson succumbed to fatal injuries. No other injuries were confirmed in public statements. Right now, the factors surrounding the crash are under investigation.

The fact the crash is only getting attention following the weekend is a bit concerning, as that can sometimes be a sign that there isn't really a clear understanding of what all led to the wreck. It could simply be that local media outlets were behind or only cared about the story once they needed more articles to publish. It could also be that authorities have been reluctant to share their findings until they know more, which is totally reasonable.

Unfortunately, though, I've seen crashes which people would generally see as simple or straight forward where police were just as lost as the public, and the victim's loved ones never got the answers they deserved. The reality is there are a lot of deadly accidents in Texas, and not every department gives them the attention they deserve. I can only hope the officials in charge of getting answers for this woman's loved ones are provided with the tools and time they need to do their jobs thoroughly.

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