Unfortunately, ignorant people (including SOME deputies) always ASSUME that seat belts were not worn in cases of ejection. THIS IS NOT TRUE! I have worked many cases as an expert witness where people were ejected while wearing their seat belts. This is OFTEN the case with violent roll overs!(As this was!) It is called an "up and over" and is a classic case. Sadly, this uninformed deputy spoke too soon.<quoted text>
A quote from the article you didn't read.'Deputies say Vigil was not wearing her seatbelt.'
NO one knows the truth at this time. The wreckage was so severe due to the impact with the semi.(Given the location of the body, I would initially asume that she WAS wearing a seat belt!) I hope that the wreckage is throughly evaluated before they make any more comments!
As to "why" she had a roll over... There are numerous possiblitities; an animal crossed the road, mechanical failure, evasive action to avoid someone in her lane traveling in the wrong direction, etc. She was an excellent, experienced driver. To assume something negative is ignorant and insensitive. She was on her way home after working at the jail. She was in high spirits and looking forward to joining her family after work. It was an extremely unfortunate accident...Period! She was a great person...Period! She was deeply loved by family and friends...Period. RIP Fran