1 Dead, 1 Injured in Palestine Accident
Details of the Fatal Accident
20-year-old Karl Pierre was fatally injured in an auto accident that occurred on Texas 155 last Wednesday. The passenger of the vehicle, Jaylon Brown, 20, was admitted to Palestine Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that Pierre was traveling southbound in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe when the SUV began to drift towards the left side of the road. Pierre overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll.
Pierre was rushed to the hospital along with Brown, but was pronounced dead at 8:12 am.
Brown’s half brother is NFL running back and Palestine native Adrian Peterson.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,377 traffic-related fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2013.
- Single-vehicle, run-off the road accidents resulted in 1,333 deaths.
- Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.