About of the Sherman Accident
According to KXII, the accident occurred on Highway 289 south between Highway 902 and Mormon Grove Road around 11 a.m.
Details on the cause of the accident and who is believed to be at fault have not been released, but a statement by DPS indicated multiple agencies were working to investigate the collision.
In addition to the deaths, reports indicate that at least one other person had to be transported to the hospital.
The names of those involved have not been released.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- There were 3,377 traffic related deaths recorded in Texas in 2013. This averages to one traffic fatality every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
- 1,883 deaths were attributed to accidents that occurred in rural areas of the state, and 523 deaths were the result of head-on collisions.
- Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
- TxDOT estimates one person was killed in an auto accident every 71 seconds.