Elizabeth Garcia Killed in Truck Accident in Burleson County, TX
Burleson County, TX -- February 11, 2023, Elizabeth Garcia was killed after an accident where multiple vehicles and a semi-truck crashed.
Investigators were called to the accident scene at around 10:25 a.m. outside of Caldwell. It appears that 24-year-old Elizabeth Garcia was in a Hyundai traveling northbound on Highway 36. Apparently while passing, the Hyundai crashed with a Freightliner as well as a Ford Focus.
Due to the collision, Garcia sustained fatal injuries. It appears no one else was hurt. The crash is still under investigation.
I certainly can't provide more information about this crash than what's already available to the public. But one concern I do have is the apparent disparity of outcomes here. It stands out to me that only one person appeared to be injured at all, let alone killed. While this crash at least wasn't worse than it already is, that can sometimes be a sign something unusual went wrong which led to the victim dying in what could have otherwise been a survivable accident.
Did the victim's seatbelt work properly? Did their airbag go off? Did they collide with the other vehicles, or were they forced off-road? Was their vehicle designed to reasonably withstand a motor vehicle collision? Perhaps details to come will paint a perfectly reasonable picture of what led to this person losing their life, but I hope authorities don't simply write this all off as nothing out of the ordinary when there's a family out there in need of answers.