• November 15, 2023

Shannon Jill Katy Killed in Car Accident in Johnson County, TX

Johnson County, TX — July 30, 2023, Shannon Jill Katy was killed following a car accident at around 3:30 p.m. along Farm-to-Market 2280.

Preliminary details about the accident say that the crash happened in the area of the intersection of F.M. 2280 and Twin Creeks Road.

Shannon Jill Katy Killed in Car Accident in Johnson County, TX

According to officials, 42-year-old Shannon Katy was in a Jeep Wrangler going northbound on F.M. 2280. While doing so, it appears a driver allegedly under the influence of drugs rear-ended the Jeep, forcing it off-road. There, the Jeep overturned. Authorities say that Katy was thrown from the vehicle. She was flown to a hospital but later died, details say.

In their statements, authorities also said specifically that the victim was thrown from the Jeep "despite wearing a seatbelt." However, they don't at all suggest how that came to pass. My concern is there may have been some kind of defect authorities are missing.

That happened in a wrongful death case I handled a while back where authorities saw the person thrown from the vehicle and automatically blamed them for not wearing a seatbelt (which fortunately authorities here seemed to avoid). But when we had an independent investigator look more closely at the evidence, it was proven that the victim had the seatbelt on, but the pretensioner failed, causing the driver to come loose despite doing everything they were supposed to.

Is it possible for something like this to happen despite everything working the way it's supposed to? Sure, but in their rightful attention paid to the driver who was allegedly on drugs when they caused this awful event, I'm worried they may have lost sight of other important factors that also need to be addressed.

*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.