Scott Lavergne Killed in Car Accident on Antoine Drive in Houston, TX
UPDATE (February 22, 2023): Details from officials identify the man killed in the accident as Scott Lavergne. Additional details surrounding the accident are unavailable.
Houston, TX -- February 13, 2023, one person was killed after an accident where two vehicles collided along Antoine Drive.
Investigators said that the accident happened at around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Antoine Drive and 43rd Street. Details suggest that a car was going along Antoine. While crossing the intersection, the car crashed with a Jeep making a turn from eastbound to northbound lanes. The car then ran off-road into a tree. The unidentified driver of the car sustained fatal injuries while the other driver was unharmed.
Police have not yet said what caused the crash, and I can only hope they're giving the crash the attention it deserves. There is never a shortage of headlines like this coming out of the Houston area on a nearly daily basis. If nothing else, it means that an already busy police department has to find time to handle all of these serious accidents. How do departments handle such a work load? Well, a lot of the time, they do so by letting some crashes slip through the cracks.
Without enough manpower and time to give each crash the attention it needs, authorities may not be able to ensure the victims and families involved are getting the full story. That's one of the reasons authorities themselves and those like me often rely on independent accident reconstructionists who can dedicate time to a complex crash which authorities may not otherwise be able to give. Whoever handles this crash, my hope is they're able to ensure nothing important slips through the cracks.