Jesus Eduardo Sanchez Avila Killed in Car Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — July 3, 2023, Jesus Sanchez Avila was killed following a car accident at around 4:00 p.m. along Audelia Road.
Initial details about the fatal crash say that it happened at the intersection of Aurelia Road and Chimney Hill Lane.
According to officials, 47-year-old Jesus Sanchez Avila was in a Toyota Scion which was said to be going eastbound on Chimney Hill Lane. A Chevy Tahoe was approaching going southbound on Aurelia, and authorities say witnesses testified that the Tahoe had a red light. The Tahoe allegedly ran the light and crashed into the side of Sanchez Avila in the intersection.
Due to the collision, Sanchez Avila sustained fatal injuries. The other driver wasn't hurt. Authorities have yet to report any pending charges or citations. They do say there is a pending toxicology test for the victim, though they don't mention any sort of testing for the driver they allege is to blame for the crash. Why might that be?
4:00 p.m. certainly isn't a common time for drunk driving, but it's not unheard of. In fact, drunk driving is common enough in Texas that most departments will test a driver for alcohol after a fatal crash just as standard procedure. Maybe authorities here have been perfectly thorough and just didn't say anything all of their findings, but it seems a bit odd to me that witnesses apparently saw someone run a red light in broad daylight, killing someone, and the only thing authorities say is they're looking into the deceased victim's toxicology report. What exactly are authorities doing in their investigations here?