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Deadly Trucking Accident Closes Lanes of Interstate 10

All eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 were closed Tuesday following a fatal trucking accident at Wade Road in Baytown.

Details of the Fatal Baytown Trucking Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle Tuesday.

A death was reported, but information on the identity of the deceased and which vehicle the deceased occupied was not immediately available.

The collision resulted in an oil spill, creating a hazmat situation.

The incident remains under investigation.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in 2014.
  • These crashes resulted in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were nonoccupants, including pedestrians and pedalcyclists.
  • Texas led the nation in fatal trucking accidents, with 553 trucking-related fatalities reported. California followed Texas with 300 trucking-related deaths.

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