Teen and Young Adult Killed in Houston County Rollover
According to the Lufkin News, two Crockett residents died from injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover.
Details About the Fatal Rollover
The Lufkin Daily News is reproting that Mariiah Lopez, 17, was declared dead at the scene of the accident Sunday morning by Judge Clyde Black. Brendan Galloway, 22, was taken to a nearby hospital where he later passed away from injuries sustained.
Lufkin News reported that Austin Cline Catoe, 18, was driving the truck when it veered right and rolled into several trees. Catoe was also taken to the hospital but was released later.
Haley Henry, 19, was also involved in thYou’re e accident and taken to the hospital for treatment, but her condition is unknown.
Important Information About Teen Driving
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in teen driving accidents every year in the United States:
- 8,000 people are killed in the U.S. involving drivers aged 16-20
- Car accidents cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person
- Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad