Two People Killed, Three Injured in Early Morning Car Accident
About the Collision
According to the FOX 51 News, two people were killed and three more were injured in a crash Thursday morning in Gilmer, Texas.
Authorities state that a Mitsubishi Eclipse headed west on State Highway 154 collided with a Ford Mustang headed east around 8:50 am after the driver of the Eclispe lost control of his vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic.
The driver of the Eclipse, 30-year-old Anibal Munoz of Winnsboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers in the vehicle, Rodolfo Macario, 29, and Fracisco Munoz, 44, were both taken to the hospital – Macario is listed in intensive care.
The driver of the Mustang, 16-year-old Brody Stuart, later died at the hospital. Another passenger in the Mustang was treated and released from the hospital.
The accident is still under investigation.
Statistics on Car Collisions
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2012, an estimated 33,561 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
- In 2012, there were 4,283 young drivers aged 15-20 years old who were involved in fatal crashes.
- In 2012, 9% of all the drivers involved in fatal crashes were 15 to 20 years old.
- An average of 92 people died each day in motor vehicle crashes in 2012; this is equivalent to 1 person every 16 minutes.