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Accident Involving Stalled Vehicle Kills One

One person was killed in San Antonio in an accident involving a stalled vehicle.

Details about the Fatal Accident

News 4 San Antonio is reporting that one person was killed in a major accident that happened on Interstate 35 and O’Connor Road on Saturday morning.

According to police the accident involved a vehicle that was stalled on the road. Police have further indicated that the victim who was killed in the accident was traveling north on Interstate 35 when he slammed into the stalled vehicle on the interstate.

Another truck that was traveling in the same direction was unable to avoid the victim’s vehicle and slammed into the victim’s car as well as the stalled vehicle.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The interstate was shut down for a few hours so authorities could clean up the debris and conduct their preliminary investigation, but has since reopened.

The condition of the other driver is unknown, but no other injuries were reported at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Traffic Fatalities

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are tens of thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States that can be attributed to motor vehicle accidents:

  • Distracted driving was reported in accidents that killed 3,179 people in 2014.
  • 9,262 people in 2014 were killed in accidents involving speeding.
  • 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents in 2014.

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