Barbara Johnson, Sandra McIntosh Killed, Qwendolyn Hood, Shelbi Jackson, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Leon County, TX
Leon County, TX -- January 28, 2023, Barbara Johnson and Sandra McIntosh and others were injured after an accident where two vehicles crashed.
Officials were called to the scene at around 2:20 p.m. along Highway 79. Preliminary details said that the incident happened as a southbound Dodge lost control on wet roads. This caused it to collide with a northbound Infiniti.
Two people died due to the collisions. They were a passenger in the Dodge and another in the Infiniti, identified as 72-year-old Barbara Johnson and 67-year-old Sandra McIntosh, respectively. It appears that 49-year-old Qwendolyn Hood, 24-year-old Shelbi Jackson, and the driver of the Dodge had injuries.
Right now, there are no additional details confirmed. What I'm wondering is how thorough the authorities are being here. Chaotic accidents like this are usually on their radar, but there are a lot of variables people don't consider which can make getting answers for the victims and families far more challenging.
Does the local department prioritize accident reconstruction? Were authorities given the time and equipment to properly handle the scene? Did this crash involve anything unusual like defective parts or a medical emergency? Have authorities had a chance to speak with the victims who were likely rushed to a hospital as soon as possible?
These are just a few of the concerns to consider after a serious crash, and I doubt this incident is going to be the exception. So many lives turned upside down in a split second—that's not the sort of thing to take lightly. My hope is that authorities not only understood that but also were able to follow through with action.