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Authorities Investigate Fatal Bridge Crash

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Liana DeMasi2 years ago

According to Star-Telegram, the Texas Department of Public Safety is still trying to determine what caused a tractor-trailer to hit a partially constructed bridge back in March.

Details of the Investigation

The accident occurred on Interstate 35 when an inattentive Valentin Martinez drove his tractor-trailer, carrying an illegal oversized load, into the bridge.

The accident caused the death of a man driving a pickup, but no charges have been filed.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is still trying to determine if there was also a problem with the bridge that caused the crash. 

2013 Texas Car Accident Facts 

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

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013
  • 232,041 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes. 
  • One person was killed every 2 hours. 
  • A crash was reported every 71 seconds. 
  • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds. 


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