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3 Dead in NE Texas Trucking Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

At least three people are dead following a trucking accident near the Fannin and Hunt County line of Tuesday.

Details of the Fatal Trucking Accident

WFAA reports the accident occurred on Highway 69 near Leonard, Texas, roughly 52 miles northeast of Dallas.

Investigators investigating the scene stated the deaths were a result of a head-on collision between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler – the identities of those involved have not been released.

Traffic was closed in both directions Tuesday and investigations continued. Information as to who is believed to be at fault in the fatal crash has not been released.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic fatalities in 2013.
  • 1,883 of those deaths (55.76 percent) occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • 523 deaths were linked to head-on collisions.
  • TxDOT estimates one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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