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Fatal Crash Closes I-45 in Ellis County


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According to the Dallas News, in the Ellis County town of Garrett, a deadly crash closed down Interstate 45.

Details of Fatal Accident

The crash occurred at around 2:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate. One person died in the crash, and four others required hospitalization.

Two other occupants received treatment at the scene for injuries sustained in the wreck. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, Interstate 45 was reopened around three hours following the crash.

The Dallas News reports that the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Texas Automobile Crash 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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