EL PASO COUNTY, Texas—Daniel Baca, a 47-year-old Anthony, Texas, man, tragically died March 23 when an SUV he was driving crashed into a semi-truck at an intersection.
Authorities said the SUV was westbound on Wildcat Drive when it collided with the side of the semi attempting to turn left onto Wildcat off southbound Antonio Street.
The crash occurred at about 3 a.m. Authorities have not released the name of the semi-truck driver nor said whether they suffered injuries.
Police said they believe speed may have played a role in the crash, but their investigation is ongoing. No additional information was immediately released.
Thoughts on the fatal semi-accident in El Paso County, Texas
The reports provided give little insight into what happened here. From what I can gather, it appears the driver of the semi cut off Mr. Baca while proceeding in his lane of travel. If this is the case, the fault in this accident is apparent, and the Baca family deserves justice.
Commercial operators have a duty to fellow motorists to operate their vehicles with the highest safety standard. Commercial vehicles are inherently more dangerous than standard automobiles, and slight errors can lead to catastrophic consequences. The driver of the semi here will likely claim he failed to see Mr. Baca. While that is probably true, that slight mistake cost the Baca family a husband, father, brother, and son. The lasting consequence of such cannot be quantified. While the law cannot remedy the situation, it has instituted a process to relieve the financial burdens the family will face due to their loss.
I offer my deepest condolences to the Baca family and pray for their continued strength during this difficult time of grief.
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