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18-Wheeler Accident in East Texas Leaves Two Dead

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Brigitte Barrera3 years ago

Two deaths resulted from an early morning car accident involving two 18-wheelers on I-20 near the Texas/Louisiana state line.

About The Fatal Accident

According to the Shreveport Times, the incident occurred on Friday, September 19th, around 2:30 AM in East Texas on westbound Interstate 20 near the Scotsville exit.

State troopers report a semi caught on fire after rear-ending another 18-wheeler. Two people are dead, but no identities have been released.

The section of road that the incident occurred on was closed, and traffic was directed to Exit 628. The fatal accident is still being investigated.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that 3,377 deaths occurred along Texas roadways in 2013.
  • Additionally, 232,041 people were injured with 89,270 people suffering serious injury.
  • Based on crash data for 2013. TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident in Texas 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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