Details of the Brownfield Trucking Accident
According to reports, the crash occurred around 4:45 pm on US 62/82 about eight miles south of Brownfield.
Preliminary reports say a pickup truck was traveling northbound on the highway when it rear-ended a tractor-trailer. The pickup caught fire.
17-year-old Patrick Daley was killed in the crash and 19-year-old James Dayley and 9-year-old Bartley John Daley were transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock with incapacitating injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
Texas Head-On Collision Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths recorded in 2015.
- 638 of the deaths recorded in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
- An additional 265,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
- Based on reportable crash data for 2016:
- One person was killed every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
- One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
- A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.
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