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3 Dead in Smith County Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Three people were killed in a head-on collision near Tyler, Texas late Sunday evening.

Details of the Fatal Tyler Crash

According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph, the fatal collision occurred about four miles north of Tyler on Texas Highway 10.

Officials stated a 2008 Lincoln MKZ was attempting to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone when it collided head-on with a 1995 Infinity.

The driver of the Lincoln, Roderick Darryl Erwin, 39, and his two passengers, Latonya Hambrick, 34, and 3-year-old Jaiyen Erwin were killed in the crash.

The driver of the Infinity was transported to East Texas Medical center where he is listed in stable condition.

Texas Auto 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 recorded in 2012.
  • 1,883 of the deaths recorded in 2013 occurred in rural areas of the state and 523 deaths were attributed to head-on collisions.
  • An additional 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Using available 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.


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