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2 Dead in Livingston Accident

Two people were fatally injured in East Texas Tuesday morning when a passenger vehicle collided with a disabled tow truck.

Details of the Fatal Livingston Accident

According to reports, a tow truck that was pulling a trailer was stopped on the outside southbound lane of US 59 – authorities believe the tow truck was disabled.

The driver of the tow truck had exited the vehicle to warn oncoming traffic of the broken down vehicle, but a van struck the back of the trailer, killing two of the van’s occupants.

The deceased have been identified as Susie Anna Granger, 45, and Shuna Latrice Carter, 41. The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 1,883 of the deaths recorded in 2013 were attributed to auto accidents that occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimate one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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