Leah Ann Ball Killed in Car Accident in Ellis County, TX
Ellis County, TX -- December 1, 2022, Leah Ann Ball was killed after an accident where a vehicle crashed off the side of the road.
Authorities said they responded to the area of Baucum Road and Curtis Ray Road at around 11:00 p.m. Their initial statements said that 59-year-old Lean Ann Ball was in a Nissan Murano traveling on Baucum. After making a left turn, the vehicle somehow went off-road where it crashed into a tree. Due to the collision, Ball sustained fatal injuries. No others were said to be involved in the crash.
After single-vehicle wrecks like this, I always have serious concerns about whether or not authorities were able to dedicate enough time and resources to getting clear answers. Simply put, they often rely on statements from those involved in the crash or those who witnessed it. But late at night in an area like this, my concern is there were no witnesses. So who is telling the victim's side of the story?
That's why evidence is so important, but that can be a lot more complex to get than people realize. Police may have handled everything here perfectly, and it's just us in the public aren't getting the full story. But understanding all of the factors that can lead to a single-vehicle wreck may help people learn why police efforts alone aren't always enough.