Kimberly Fridel Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Grimes County, TX
Grimes County, TX -- March 1, 2023, Kimberly Fridel was killed due to an accident where her vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 1:00 p.m. along Highway 105 at the intersection of FM 159. It appears that 50-year-old Kimberly Fridel was in a vehicle traveling southbound along FM 159. At Highway 105, her vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer going eastbound.
Due to the collision, Fridel sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details about the crash can't be confirmed.
Before anyone goes around jumping to conclusions here, I'd remind them there is a family out there who lost a loved one. They deserve to know they're getting all the facts, and the details available to the public right now are far from telling the whole story. Until it's clear what happened, it's important to consider mechanical issues, medical emergencies, and road hazards as it is things like distraction, speeding, or fatigue.
Over 30 years, I've seen just about every possible reason a crash like this can occur. Hopefully authorities handling this situation have similar experience and access to proper tools so they don't make the mistake of jumping to conclusions before the evidence has had a chance to speak for itself.