A man and his pregnant wife were both killed in a fatal collision near Crockett, Texas Friday afternoon.
Couple Traveling to Baby Shower
The Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred when a 16-year-old boy attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone on State Highway 7and struck the young couple’s vehicle.
Jonathan Coppinger, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, 25-year-old Jessica Coppinger, passed away while being transported to the hospital. Their unborn child died in the crash as well.
According to KSAT, the couple was traveling from their home in Marion, near San Antonio, to a baby shower in Nacogdoches.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related deaths in 2013.
- 1,883 of these deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas and 523 deaths were the result of head-on collision.
- Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
- On average, one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.