• November 01, 2023

Michael Guillory Killed in Car Accident in Batson, TX

Hardin County, TX — March 21, 2023, Michael Guillory was killed as the result of a single-vehicle accident at around 7:00 a.m. along Highway 105.

Authorities said in their statements that the accident took place in the area of the Highway 105 and Farm-to-Market 770 intersection.

According to officials, 47-year-old Michael Shane Guillory was in a Ford E Series van said to be going eastbound along the highway. The vehicle somehow went off the left side of the roadway where it crossed two private drivers and ultimately overturned into a ditch.

Michael Guillory Killed in Car Accident in Batson, TX

Michael Guillory was declared deceased following the accident. There is no indication of others being involved in the crash. No further information is confirmed, though authorities said "fatigue" is a possible factor. I can't help but be skeptical about that, but let me explain why I say that.

First and foremost, I don't express doubt due to knowing something not already available to the public. Right now, I have as much information about the crash as anyone in the public could, which isn't all that much. Secondly, I'm only skeptical because I've seen plenty of examples where authorities mentioned something common like distraction or fatigue only for more thorough investigations to reveal something less common led to the crash.

Mechanical issues, medical emergencies, tire blowouts, alcohol, hit-and-runs, road hazards, animals in the roadway—common or not, these can all cause a serious single-vehicle wreck. Unless authorities have ruled out all of these other possibilities, how confident can they be that fatigue is the only possibility to consider here?

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