A Texas man was fatally injured Wednesday night as a result of a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Details of the Fatal Greenwich Crash
According to the New Haven Register, Manuel Carlos De Penda, 58, of Bulverde, Texas was killed near Exit 4 on Interstate 95 at around 9:27 pm.
De Penda was a rear seat passenger in a 2014 Honda Accord driven by 22-year-old Manpreet Singh, of Queens Village, New York, which rear-ended a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 61-year-old Rosaura Cruz.
The impact of the initial collision forced the Cruze forward into a Ford Focus, driven by Tai Kwok Poon, 61.
De Penda was pronounced dead at the scene. Cruz and a female passenger were transported to Stamford Hospital with minor injuries, and Poon sustained possible injuries. Singh was not injured.
The accident remains under investigation.
National Traffic Accident Statistics
According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
- Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
- 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
- 5,495 were pedestrians
- 5,029 were motorcyclists
- 829 were pedalcyclists
- 665 were occupants of large trucks
- 235 were listed as other or unknown
- Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.
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