Dawson County, TX — November 6, 2018, Anthony Sipple was killed and Richard Oliver was injured following an accident where their vehicles collided at an intersection.
Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. at FM 829 and FM 1064.
Their initial reports say that 31-year-old Sipple was southbound on FM 829 while 39-year-old Oliver was westbound. According to investigators, Sipple allegedly disregarded a stop sign and crossed paths with Oliver’s truck tractor. This resulted in a collision.
As a result of the crash, Sipple succumbed to fatal injuries. EMS transported Oliver to a local hospital in stable condition.
At this time, no additional details have been released.
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The facts given by DPS officials seem relatively straight-forward, but I can’t help but wonder how they got their information. This is a pretty remote area, so at 6:30 a.m., I doubt this particular intersection is busy. In other words, are police basing their reports on several witness accounts, or just the surviving driver?
And I know that saying this might sound accusatory or like a conspiracy theory. That’s not at all my intention. The thing is anyone affected by an accident like this needs to know that all sides of the story are being told without bias. And as accurate as these reports may or may not be, at least one person involved in this accident isn’t around to tell their side of the story.
That’s why getting an independent investigator to look into an accident like this is absolutely crucial for victims and families. They help ensure that no stone goes unturned and that the facts speak for themselves. When all is said and done, those facts will either confirm what the police say happened or shed light on new and important facts previously overlooked. Until that happens, it might be best to treat these preliminary reports with a healthy dose of skepticism.
–Grossman Law Offices