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4 Dead, 9 Hospitalized in Collin Co. Collision


Four people are dead and nine others have been hospitalized following a five-vehicle crash along a rural stretch of highway near Westminster, Texas.

Details of the Fatal North Texas Crash

According to KXII, the crash occurred around 4 pm at the intersection of Texas 121 and County Road 528.

Reports indicate the crash began when a car that was traveling northbound on Texas 121 was rear-ended by a pickup. The impact caused the car to spin into the southbound lane where it was hit by another car which then drifted into the northbound lane and struck a second pickup.

Abigail Kendall, 15, Brianna Gesino, 15, Wayne Trimbe, 51, and Julie Trimble, 51, were killed in the collision.  At least nine others were injured in the crash with two being airlifted from the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,773 people were killed in car crashes in 2016, marking a 5.45-percent from the 3,578 deaths recorded in 2015.
  • Of the traffic-fatalities recorded in 2016, 1,942 were attributed to accidents that occurred in rural area of the state.
  • An additional 265,076 people were injured in car crashes in Texas in 2016.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 57 seconds in 2016.

 

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