While the rest of the nation is experiencing a decline or flat-lining of fatal pedestrian-vehicle accidents, the state of Texas has experienced a dramatic increase.
Halloween is on a Saturday this year, so there will be more people out and about than usual. This means more trick-or-treaters and, unfortunately, more drunk drivers on the roadways.
A 19-year-old Texas woman and two 72-year-old people from Canada lost their lives in an accident on April 6. The Department of Public Safety stated that the multi-vehicle collision near Tahoka was currently the subject of an investigation.
A 25-year-old man was killed after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a van at about 1 p.m. on March 14. The accident took place at the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and Bunny Trail in Killeen. Police say that the motorcycle was going east on Stan Schlueter when the van turned on Bunny Trail in front of the motorcycle.
On Feb. 14 just before 2 a.m., two cars collided head-on in a serious auto accident on U.S. 87 north near the Grape Creek Road intersection in San Angelo that left a 21-year-old San Angelo man dead. Emergency responders used the Jaws of Life to pry both drivers out of their cars, and one was airlifted to the hospital.
A Texas teenager has been taken into police custody after he allegedly struck a man on the side of the road with a truck he was driving on Feb. 10. The accident happened in Fort Worth on the westbound service road of Northwest Loop 820.
Flags were flown at half-mast outside buildings operated by the Whitesboro ISD on Tuesday, Feb. 3, after the death of a woman who had spent 18 years working for the district. The woman, who served as teacher, assistant principal and principal at Whitesboro Middle School, died in a head-on collision at 7 a.m. that day.
A four-vehicle accident that occurred in Denton County on Sept. 8 has resulted in the death of a 50-year-old woman. The accident happened around 6:45 p.m. on State Highway 114 near South County Line Road.
A car accident that occurred in Texas and involved three vehicles caused the death of a 76-year-old man from Woodville. According to the report, the crash occurred near Colmesneil on July 16.
On July 4, a six-vehicle accident on Texas 80 just outside of San Marcos left one person dead and injured nine others who were involved. According to authorities, the fatal accident may have been caused by an intoxicated driver.