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Father and Daughter Killed in Collision with 18-Wheeler


A father and daughter from Gadsden, Alabama were killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler on I-59 in Etowah County, Alabama.

About the Fatal Etowah County Crash

WIAT reports that the two people killed in the crash were Anna Elaine Holthof, 21, who was driving, and her father Roy Michael Holthof, 59. Both died at the scene of the accident.

The crash occurred around 9:05 p.m. on I-59 when the pair’s 2002 Chevrolet collided with an 18-wheeler. The driver of the 18-wheeler did not sustain any injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

National Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

The following information is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2015, the number of passenger car and light-truck occupant fatalities was at its highest since 2009.
  • Compared to statistics from 2014, passenger car occupant fatalities increased by 681 in 2015, which is a 5.7-percent increase.
  • There were 4,067 fatalities in crashes involving large trucks in 2015, which is 4.1 percent more than in 2014, the highest since 2008.
  • In 2015 there were 35,092 motor vehicle fatalities in the United States, which is 2,348 more than in 2014, during which there were 32,744 fatalities.

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