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1 Dead, 2 Injured in Texas Collision

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities are looking into a Baytown-area auto accident that left one person dead and two others in critical condition early Sunday morning.

Details of the Baytown Head-On Collision

According to the Houston Chronicle, the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 around 4 am. Reports state that a suspected drunk driver operating a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling in the wrong direction when the SUV slammed into a Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Baytown police arrived to the scene to find the PT Cruiser engulfed in flames. The passenger of the PT Cruiser was pronounced dead at the scene, and the drivers of the PT Cruiser and the Suburban were both airlifted to area hospitals for treatment.

Investigators are awaiting blood test results. As of Sunday, both survivors of the accident were listed in critical condition.

Texas Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related deaths in 2013, marking a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths reported in 2012.
  • 1,833 of the 2013 traffic fatalities occurred in rural areas, and 523 deaths were attributed to head-on collisions.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, and 89,270 people suffered serious injuries.
  • Using available crash data for 2013, TxDOT estimates that one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.


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