Details of the Fatal Jones County Crash
According to KTXS, the single-vehicle accident occurred around 9 pm Sunday about nine miles northeast of Hawley, Texas.
Taylynn Carrol Cumpton, 2, was pronounced dead early Monday morning after being transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. The driver of the vehicle, Marleigh Patterson, 19, was taken to Hendrick Medical Center with serious injuries.
Authorities say Patterson was driving south on FM 1226 when her vehicle went into a skid and struck a tree. The crash remains under investigation.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,531 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015. This averages to about one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
- Single vehicle, run-off the road accidents accounted for 1,255 deaths.
- An additional 246,335 people were injured in car crashes in Texas in 2015.
- TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 61 seconds in 2015.