Victim Fatally Struck While Traveling Home
According to KTXS, Roy Flores was struck and killed on Highway 80 near Forney, Texas early Saturday morning.
Police say Flores, a truck driver for UPS, was on his way to swap his 18-wheeler for his personal vehicle and head home when the accident occurred. Authorities believe Flores pulled to the side of the highway after becoming nauseous and was struck as he exited his vehicle.
The other driver fled the scene after striking Flores.
Police are working to identify the driver responsible for the fatal crash, and Flores’ family is requesting that the driver grant them closure by coming forward.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
The following information was provided by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 people were killed in car crashes in 2016, marking a 5.45-percent from the 3,578 deaths recorded in 2015.
- Of the traffic-fatalities recorded in 2016, 1,942 were attributed to accidents that occurred in rural area of the state.
- An additional 265,076 people were injured in car crashes in Texas in 2016.
- TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 57 seconds in 2016.