2 Killed in Fiery North Austin Trucking Accident
Two people were killed Monday in a fiery crash involving a semi on Interstate 35 in Austin.
Details of the Austin Trucking Accident
According to the Austin American-Statesman, the crash occurred in the 5300 block of I-35 near 51st Street around 8:35 p.m. Monday.
Details on how the fatal crash occurred were not available, but police did receive reports that at least one vehicle was on fire with people possibly still inside. About 30 minutes after arriving, responders stated that two people were dead at the scene.
Sections of I-35 were closed as crews cleared the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Texas Trucking Accident Facts and Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 433,000 accidents involving large trucks reported in 2017.
- 4,761 people were killed in trucking accidents with large trucks accounting for nine percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents.
- Of the deaths that occurred in trucking crashes in 2017, only 18 percent were truck drivers. The remaining 82 percent were occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- Texas has remained the state with the most recorded truck accident deaths for years and recorded 649 truck accident fatalities in 2017. California was a distant second with 361 deaths.
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