Julian Alexander Garcia Killed, 1 Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Snyder, TX
Snyder, TX -- March 8, 2023, Julian Alexander Garcia was killed and another was injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed off-road.
Preliminary details about the crash say that it happened just after 11:00 p.m. along Highway 208/College Avenue just south of US 84.
It appears that 18-year-old Julian Alexander Garcia and another person were in a pickup that was going northbound on College Avenue. Weather was foggy at the time and roads were wet, reports suggest. Police say that the pickup lost control due to hydroplaning, causing it to run off-road where it crashed into a pole and a fence.
Garcia sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. The driver of the vehicle, unidentified at this time, had injuries believed to be non-incapacitating. No further information is available at this time.
I certainly can't shed more light on what happened here beyond what's already public. But I always have a gnawing concern when I read about accidents involving poor weather conditions. Frankly, I've seen too many authorities, likely busy with countless other responsibilities, move on quickly from crashes like this and just blame everything on the wet roads without actually doing a proper, thorough investigation.
For a grieving family—one who lost a child, no less—does that sound adequate? I know if one of my kids lost their lives in something like this, I'd want to know even the least likely of factors was being considered. Every family I know of would no doubt agree that simply knowing what happened is a huge step forward following incidents like the one described here. I hope authorities handling this incident understand that and are working right now to make sure those affected by this awful event know they're getting the full story.