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3 Killed, 3 Injured in Central Texas Collision

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

Three people are dead and three others are injured following a crash between a Ford Mustang and a Mercedes-Benz near Spicewood, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Spicewood Car Crash

According to the Austin American-Statesman, the fatal crash occurred Saturday afternoon on a wet stretch of Texas 71 northwest of Austin.

A preliminary investigation concluded that Maribel Enriquez, 17, was driving a Ford Mustang, when the car’s worn rear tires lost traction, causing Enriquez to lose control of her vehicle. The Mustang slid across multiple lanes of traffic before slamming into a Mercedes-Benz.

Enriquez was transported to St. David’s Medical Center where she later died. Her brother, Jose Ornelas, 31, was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

Two occupants of the Mercedes, a husband and wife, were also killed in the collision. They have been identified as Preben Hammer, 71, and Alice Hammer, 68. Susan Stein, a passenger in the Mercedes-Benz was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical injuries. The fourth occupant of the Mercedes-Benz was not transported to the hospital.

Texas Automobile Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 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 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury after being involved in an 18-wheeler accident, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced commercial trucking injury attorneys are available to respond to semi-truck accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. We will take immediate action on your case.

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