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Belton Teenager Killed in Saturday Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

The Belton High School student who was killed in an accident has been identified by authorities.

Details about the Fatal Accident

KWTX News is reporting that a school official from Belton High School has identified a 16-year-old student from the school who was killed on Saturday when he was attempting to pass a vehicle in a no passing zone, and his vehicle was hit by the trailer of an 18-wheeler.

The school’s principal identified the student as sophomore Alexander AJ Howard.

Police report that they responded to the scene of the accident at about 3:45 p.m. along Highway 317 and FM 2483 in Temple. Howard, who was driving a 2008 Hyundai, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

An investigation into the circumstances and the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time. The driver of the truck was not injured and is not expected to face any charges at this time.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year the number of wrongful deaths in motor vehicle accidents was 219 higher than it was the previous year.
  • There were 25,000 more people non-fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2014 than there were in 2013.


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