• March 15, 2023

Leah Daniels Killed in Truck Accident in Plano, TX

UPDATE (March 20, 2023): Recent reports show that authorities arrested a driver in connection with the death of Leah Daniels. Plano officials say police arrested a 55-year-old for accident involving death. They did not give additional details about the accident or other possible pending charges.

Since it appears authorities found the driver involved here and are even charging him, that makes me highly skeptical this was some truck driver trying to claim they didn't know they hit someone. Authorities don't often go for charges like these unless they have a pretty strong feeling they can hold that person to account in a criminal court. So what is it that made them think that here?

Plano, TX -- March 13, 2023, Leah Daniels was killed after an accident where multiple vehicles, including a semi that left the scene, hit her.

Preliminary details given by officials say that the incident happened at around 9:30 p.m. along US 75 in the area of Legacy Drive. It appears 29-year-old Leah Daniels was in a vehicle that stalled out along lanes of travel. Her emergency lights were on, reports say.

While in the road, a vehicle hit Daniels's vehicle. After this, details say she got out of her vehicle. Some time later, a semi-truck hit Daniels, followed by another vehicle hitting her. The semi-truck did not stay at the scene, police say.

Leah Daniels Killed in Truck Accident in Plano, TX

Due to the collisions, Daniels sustained fatal injuries. No one else appeared to be hurt. Authorities say they are looking for an older Peterbilt 389.

It's always alarming to see a driver flee the scene, but it's even more concerning when that person is in a massive truck possibly putting others at risk. Maybe this was just an unfortunate scenario of someone in a large vehicle not realizing they hit someone, but I can't help wondering how the truck would be passing a previous crash scene and not be aware enough of their surroundings to know they hit someone, even if they couldn't avoid doing so.

Intentional or not, a driver that leaves the scene needs to be located so police can speak to them. They may need to face consequences, but they also simply need to help the victim's loved ones get answers. Keeping these details in the public eye will hopefully lead to someone coming forward with information that can help identify the driver that left the scene.


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