Details of the Fatal Texas Crash
According to KWTX, the two victims who died, Haley Lynn Carroll, 22 and Dusty James Gabbard, 23, died on U.S Highway 80, at the scene of the accident. The two were riding in a 2007 Dodge Caliper which Carroll was driving southbound at around 6:55 pm, on County Road 2218.
Reports indicate that Carroll neglected to stop at the intersection with U.S 80 and subsequently lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled into the eastbound lane of the highway. A 2017 Ford Mustang driven by Charles Guyer, 20, then struck the rolling vehicle. The crash between the Mustang and Dodge then caused Carroll’s vehicle to enter the westbound lane, where it was again struck by a 2019 Chevy Blazer driven by Jesse Wayne Wink, 69.
The other three individuals involved in the crash were all sent to the hospital. Wink and his passenger, Barbara Wink are listed as stable, while Guyer has been released.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
- 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 were attributed to head-on collision.
- Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
- An additional 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
- Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
- One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
- One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
- A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.
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