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1 Dead, 5 Injured in Nacogdoches Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A woman was killed and five others, including two children, were injured Sunday evening after two vehicles collided on FM 941 near Nacogdoches.

Details of the Nacogdoches Accident

According to KETK, the collision occurred around 6:35 pm about eight miles north of Nacogdoches.

Reports indicate that a Cadillac was traveling south in the northbound lane of 941 when it collided head-on with a Volkswagen. The driver of the Cadillac, William Morris, 82, was taken to a Nacogdoches hospital for treatment. His passenger, Oweeda Morris, 78, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volkswagen, 51-year-old Lisa Owens, and her three passengers, 25-year-old Heather Owens, 5-year-old Nathaniel Troxell, and 2-year-old Allyson Troxell were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

The crash is still under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,413 people were killed in traffic collisions in Texas in 2013.
  • 55.76 percent of those fatalities occurred in rural areas of the state and 523 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.

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