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Fatal Crash Closes I-45 In Ellis County


According to a news report by CBS-DFW, a deadly crash occurred in the Ellis County town of Garrett and shut down I-45.

Details About the Fatal Crash

The crash occurred at around 2:00 PM last Wednesday on the northbound side of the highway. One person was killed in the crash and four others were hospitalized. Two other victims were treated at the scene.

Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that I-45 had been reopened three hours later after the crash occurred at around 5:15 PM.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • In 2014, there were 3,534 motor vehicle traffic fatalities on Texas roadways.
  • 17,152 people sustained a serious injury in motor vehicle crashes in 2014.
  • There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2014.
  • Based on reportable crashes in 2014, one person died every 2 hours and 29 minutes.

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