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Authorities Investigate Franklin Trucking Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

One person is dead and another is in serious condition following a trucking accident along Highway 79, roughly three miles south of Franklin, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to KBTX, the collision occurred 6:15 am when a Chevy pickup crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck head-on by a 2013 Peterbilt Truck.

The driver of the tractor-trailer had to be extracted from his vehicle by emergency crews – he is listed in serious condition at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway was closed following the accident and reopened around 10:30 am.

Authorities are still investigating the incident, and the identities of those involved have not be released.

Texas Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related deaths in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • Head-on collisions resulted in 523 deaths in 2013.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates one person was killed in an auto accident every 2 hours and 36 minutes, and a person was killed every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.


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