Teen Killed, Patricia Torres, Others Injured in Car Accident in Nacogdoches, TX
UPDATE (November 17, 2023): Additional details released by authorities say they found evidence confirming the Dodge's taillights were indeed on prior to the rear-end collision. That brings us back to the key question, then: Why didn't the Ford slow down?
UPDATE (November 13, 2023): In further statements from authorities, the driver of the Dodge car was identified as 48-year-old Patricia Torres. Her injuries were described as incapacitating, along with two teenagers apparently in similar conditions.
Additionally, authorities say they have not been able to confirm if the truck driver failed to control speed and if the Dodge possibly had inoperable taillights. It's not clear if they're bringing up these factors following the discovery of some kind of evidence or if this is just speculation on possibilities they're considering throughout their investigations. But considering they have yet to publicly answer these questions, I just hope authorities are being as thorough as possible behind the scenes to get the victims and families involved a conclusion they deserve.
Nacogdoches, TX — October 30, 2023, a teen was killed, and one was injured in a two-vehicle collision in the 4500 block of East Main Street in Nacogdoches, TX.
Authorities indicate that on October 30, a fatal crash occurred when two vehicles collided in Nacogdoches for unknown reasons. According to reports, the crash happened before 7:10 in the evening. Investigators say a Ford F-250 pickup truck rear-ended a Dodge along East Main Street. When the crash occurred, the Dodge was reportedly turning left onto Quail Ridge Road. The cause of the crash has not been released at this time.
Officials confirmed that a 13-year-old Dodge passenger suffered fatal injuries. Another Dodge occupant, a minor in the back seat, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital. Two others had minor injuries, were treated, and released. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing.