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1 Dead, 2 Injured in San Antonio Crash

Author Jarod Cassidy

A woman is dead and two men are badly injured following a two-vehicle collision in San Antonio.

About the Fatal Bexar County Accident

According to KSAT, the crash occurred around 2:15 am Sunday at the intersection of Rakowitz Road and Highway 87.

Reports say the woman attempted to turn on to Rakowitz Road when her car was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The woman was killed in the collision.

The woman’s passenger was critically injured in the crash and had to be airlifted to University Hospital. The other driver was also seriously injured and was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Deputies are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the fatal crash.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 traffic-related deaths were recorded in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 767 of the 2013 fatalities were the result of collisions that took place at or in relation to an intersection.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.

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Man, Pregnant Woman Killed in Crockett Crash

Author Jarod Cassidy

A man and his pregnant wife were both killed in a fatal collision near Crockett, Texas Friday afternoon.

Couple Traveling to Baby Shower

The Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred when a 16-year-old boy attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone on State Highway 7and struck the young couple’s vehicle.

Jonathan Coppinger, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, 25-year-old Jessica Coppinger, passed away while being transported to the hospital. Their unborn child died in the crash as well.

According to KSAT, the couple was traveling from their home in Marion, near San Antonio, to a baby shower in Nacogdoches.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related deaths in 2013.
  • 1,883 of these deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas and 523 deaths were the result of head-on collision.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • On average, one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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Alcohol Factor in Laredo Accident That Claimed Two Lives

Author Jarod Cassidy

Reports show that alcohol played a role in a fatal car accident that claimed to lives in Laredo, Texas.

About the Laredo Drunk Driving Accident

According to KGNS, the accident occurred at the intersection of Cuatro Vientos Rd and Sierra Vista in December of 2014.

Reports indicate two women, identified as Rosalinda Lugo and Cynthia Magaña, were killed when the Chrysler sedan they were passengers in was t-boned by a Chevrolet Silverado.

The driver of the Chrysler, identified as Jose Pedro Gallegos, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Gallegos was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2012, 33,561 people were killed in auto accidents. This marked a 3.3-percent increase over 2011 when 32,479 traffic-related deaths were recorded.
  • Of the deaths recorded in 2012, 21,667 (64.5 percent) occurred in passenger vehicles.
  • In 2012, alcohol was determined to be a factor in 10,322 traffic fatalities.

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