One man is dead and another in critical condition after a fatal accident involving two pickup trucks early Sunday afternoon.
About the Fatal Travis County Accident
According to KVUE, the accident on Highway 71 and Fall Creek Rd in Spicewood, Texas involved a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup and a white pickup truck, both of which were traveling westbound on Highway 71.
The driver of the red pickup truck attempted to make a left turn onto Fall Creek Rd when the white pickup rear-ended it.
KVUE reports that the driver of the red pickup was pronounced dead at the scene – paramedics took his male passenger to UMC Brackenridge in Austin, Texas where he is listed in critical condition.
The driver of the white pickup suffered only minor injuries. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the accident.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 1,459 fatalities and 1,263 fatal crashes on state highways in 2012
- Farm to Market roads fell behind state highway crashes, with 615 fatalities and 555 fatal crashes in 2012.
- According to TXDOT, there were 3,399 fatalities and 3,018 fatal crashes alone in 2012 rising from a total of 3,067 fatalities, and 2,803 fatal crashes in 2011.
- TXDOT reported more males were involved in fatalities than females in 2012, with 21-year-olds having the highest total of accidents. In 2011, with 21-year-olds still at the highest level, the total number of fatalities fell only six numbers short from 2012.
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