Jesus Romo Jr. Killed in Wrong-way Accident in Midland, TX
Midland, TX -- January 26, 2023, Jesus Romo Jr. was killed due to an accident where a vehicle drove the wrong way along Loop 250.
Authorities said that the crash happened at approximately 10:47 p.m. on Loop 250 at the Midland Drive ramp.
According to officials, a vehicle got on the wrong side of Loop 250, following which it collided head-on with a truck on an on-ramp. Due to the collision, 37-year-old Jesus Romo Jr. sustained fatal injuries. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
People tend to jump to all kinds of conclusions following a wrong-way collision. I understand why that may be, but it's important to consider just how much can go into an accident like this.
Here in Dallas, for example, we had a big problem with wrong-way crashes on one of our tollways. TxDOT did an investigation, and it turned out the signs warning drivers not to enter were too high for the average driver to se properly. After lowering them, there was a significant decrease in the frequency of such accidents.
With that in mind, folks should avoid jumping to conclusions here and focus simply on ensuring there are clear answers for the victims and families involved.