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2 Dead in Carson County Auto Accident

Abi Reyes1 year ago

Two people died in a car wreck north of Conway, Texas last Wednesday morning.

About the Conway County Accident    

According to the Amarillo Globe-News, two people were killed in a head-on car crash in Carson County last Wednesday.

The accident occurred one-mile north of Conway in Carson County. Colby Gillmore, 29, was driving his Ford traveling south when he accidentally collided with a northbound Dodge driven by Russel Coble, 24.

Both men were pronounced dead on site. This marks the third car wreck in the area in the last 20 days.

Officials are investigating what cause Gillmore to drift into oncoming traffic.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics       

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

  • 3,534 people were fatally injured in traffic collisions in Texas in 2014, marking a 3.7-percent increase over the 3,408 deaths reported in 2013.
  • 55.86 percent of these deaths were attributed to auto accidents that occurred in rural areas of the state and 581 were linked to head-on collisions.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2014 with 17,152 people reporting incapacitating injuries.

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