Reyna Salazar Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — February 4, 2023, Reyna Salazar perished in a multi-vehicle accident around 10 p.m. on Woodall Rodgers Fwy. in Dallas.
Authorities report that five vehicles were traveling northbound on Woodall Rodgers Fwy. in Dallas. The traffic allegedly began to slow when a Lexus ES 350 reportedly attempted to change lanes and then hit 4 other vehicles in a chaotic chain of events.
The Lexus ES 350 reportedly rear-ended a Nissan Versa, driven by Reyna Salazar, and the Versa then rear-ended a Honda Accord. Crash investigators believe the Lexus ES 350 then spun, still traveling northbound, and collided with a Jeep Renegade and a Chevy Silverado.
Officials say there were 5 occupants in the Lexus ES 350, three of which suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Honda Accord, the driver of the Jeep Renegade, the driver of the Chevy Silverado, and the passenger of the Chevy Silverado all reportedly suffered no injuries.
Reyna Salazar lost her life in this crash.
The driver of the Lexus ES 350 and the 4 passengers are all reportedly under 21 years of age. The drivers in the Jeep Renegade and the Chevy Silverado told the responding authorities that they saw the Lexus ES 350 speeding and moving in and out of lanes.
The crash is still under investigation.
Commentary on Reyna Salazar Car Accident
A crucial detail that is missing is why the Lexus was allegedly speeding and weaving in traffic. Real answers need to be given to the people that most deserve them, and that is the victim's family.
Officials haven't ruled out speed as a factor, but they also haven't said what is ruled out. A proper and thorough investigation will look beyond "youthful arrogance", "reckless behavior", or "driver inattention". Of course in the ideal world, authorities would look at every minute detail to ensure they are getting the whole story, but that can't always happen without a private investigation conducted by crash inspectors.
Expert crash inspectors are equipped to evaluate whether or not vehicle failures, defects, poor weather or road conditions, drunk driving, and/or medical emergencies caused a crash. I truly hope someone thoroughly examines this crash and discovers what could have been behind the loss of life.