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Annie’s List Exec Director Killed in Six-Vehicle Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

At least one person was killed and several others were injured in a six-vehicle collision on Interstate 35E in Waxahachie on Monday.

About the Fatal Waxahachie Collision

“This is bad. If there was anybody in the back seat of that Focus, we don’t know it yet because they haven’t been able to untangle it. It crushed it.” – Justice of the Peace Jackie Miller as published by the Daily Light

According to the Daily Light, the accident began after a Dairy Farms tractor-trailer rear-ended a 2014 Ford Focus carrying 59-year-old Grace Garcia, executive director of Annie’s List.

The impact forced the Focus roughly 40 yards forward and into an Acura, causing that vehicle to flip.

Meanwhile, a Ford F150 pulling a U-Haul trailer crashed into the Dairy Farms semi. An RV and another vehicle were also hit during the incident.

Grace, was killed on impact from multiple blunt force trauma injuries to her upper torso. Several others were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Officials are unsure if there were any other passengers in the Focus and claim the back of the vehicle was crushed so badly that the truck was forced into the front passenger compartment.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,921 people were killed in trucking accidents along U.S. roadways in 2012.
  • This marks a 4 percent increase for the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Another 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012 – up 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:


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