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At Least 3 Dead and 6 Injured in Texas-Oklahoma Border Accident

Destiny Baker3 years ago

At least three people are dead and six are injured as a result of a three vehicle collision near the border of Texas and Oklahoma.

About the Texas-Oklahoma Border Accident

According to CBS, two tractor-trailers and a sports utility vehicle collided along the southbound lanes of US Highway 75 over the Red River at the Texas-Oklahoma border.

While the ages and identities of those killed in the accident have not been released, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has confirmed that a child is among the three reported deaths.

Authorities responded to the accident shortly after 9 pm Sunday. The cause of the accident was not immediately known, but it is likely that an accident reconstruction team will be at the site later this week.

Truck Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,921 people lost their lives in 317,000 trucking accident s in the U.S. in 2012 – this is a 4 percent increase over 2011.
  • In addition, 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012 – up from 88,000 in 2011.
  • In Texas, 568 people lost their lives in accidents involving large trucks in 2012.
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