Ramon Chavez-Brito Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on Westheimer Road in Houston, TX
UPDATE (March 30, 2023): Details from county officials identified the victim as Ramon Chavez-Brito. No further information about the accident is available at this time.
Houston, TX -- March 1, 2023, a driver was killed due to an accident where they crashed into an 18-wheeler on Westheimer Road.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 4:30 a.m. at Westheimer and Briarpark Drive. Officials said a car crossing through the intersection may have run a red light. Doing so, it crashed into an 18-wheeler. The driver of the car died as a result. No other injuries were reported.
As straight-forward as all of that sounds, my experience taught me long ago that there's no such thing as simple with fatal wrecks. Even if something seems unusual, victims and families deserve to know they're getting the full story.
What we're seeing here can hardly be taken at face value when it was a 4:30 a.m. crash, police haven't had time to properly investigate the facts, and the victim isn't around to tell their side of the story. That's why getting clear evidence is absolutely crucial, and folks shouldn't go jumping to conclusions when they're just as in the dark about what happened here as the rest of us.