Virgil Woods Killed in Truck Accident in Gaines County, TX
UPDATE (December 1, 2023): Authorities released some new information about the crash that killed Virgil Woods. One factor mentioned is that the tractor-trailer allegedly stopped at the stop sign before then failing to yield and pulling into Woods's path. If true, that answered one of the questions I originally asked after hearing about this crash. But that still leaves many unanswered questions, and I can only hope the victim's loved ones aren't left asking those same questions.
Gaines County, TX — November 4, 2023, Virgil Woods was killed following a tractor-trailer accident that happened along U.S. Highway 62.
From reports, authorities said that the collision occurred at around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 62 and County Road 215.
It appears that 60-year-oild Virgil Woods was on a motorcycle going westbound along U.S. 62. At the C.R. 215 intersection, authorities allege that a tractor-trailer failed to yield to Woods when pulling onto highway lanes. As a result, Woods crashed into the semi-trailer.
Woods sustained fatal injuries due to the collision. There were no other injuries reported relating to the crash. Currently, it's unclear if authorities are considering charges or citations.
Officials mentioned that weather was clear and dry at the time. So what exactly led this truck driver to enter the victim's path? Did they stop at the stop sign and then pull through the intersection, or did they run the stop sign? Are authorities simply going to call this failure to yield and call it case closed, or are they digging into why the truck driver allegedly failed to yield?