Chinwendu Onyegbule, Bryan Martinez Segura Killed in Wrong-Way Accident on I-35E in Carrollton, TX
UPDATE (August 10, 2023): Details released by officials identified the two drivers killed in the crash. They said the drivers were 47-year-old Chinwendu Onyegbule and 24-year-old Bryan Martinez Segura. The factors surrounding the accident are still under investigation.
Carrollton, TX — April 2, 2023, two people were killed due to a car accident involving a wrong-way driver along I-35E near the President George Bush Turnpike.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 5:30 a.m. along southbound lanes of the interstate. Details suggest that a vehicle was going northbound along the southbound lanes of the interstate. Doing so, it crashed head-on into another vehicle. A third vehicle then also somehow became involved.
Right now, authorities say the drivers of the first two vehicles both sustained fatal injuries. The third driver had unspecified injuries. Additional details surrounding the crash are unavailable at this time.
It often surprises people when I talk about possible reasons this sort of crash can occur without the wrong-way driver being the one at fault. Frankly, that isn't exactly common. It's undeniable this sort of situation is usually the result of intoxicated driving. But there may have also been some kind of medical condition, the driver may have been fatigued and confused, or there may even have been unusual defects concerning lighting or signage. Hopefully the authorities handling the investigations keep all of that in mind going forward. Regardless of what happened here, the families involved deserve answers.