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Foggy Conditions and Problematic Intersection Play Role in Driver’s Death


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According to KBTX, a man is dead following a two-vehicle crash at a problematic intersection in Grimes County, Texas, on Monday morning.

Intersection Dangerous With or Without Fog, says Residents

Police say multiple wrecks occurred in the Brazos Valley on Monday morning due to the heavy fog conditions. Unfortunately, one of the wrecks resulted in the death of a 21-year-old Plantersville resident.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 6 and Farm Road 2 south of Navasota, according to KBTX. Paul Beach, 21, attempted to cross Farm Road 2 when a pickup truck heading north on Highway 6 struck his vehicle. Beach died at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the pickup truck refused medical treatment, according to KBTX.

A few minutes later, another crash occurred between a semi-truck and several other vehicles. The 18-wheeler pulled out of a convenience store into oncoming traffic, causing a chain-reaction collision involving three pickup trucks. Police say fog played a role in both the fatal crash and the later accident.

Drivers are urged to allow more room between vehicles, travel slower, and always have headlights on in foggy conditions.

Texas Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,534 people died in motor vehicle traffic accidents in 2014 in the state of Texas.
  • 17,152 people sustained an injury in an automobile crash in 2014.
  • In 2014, 823 people died in crashes occurring in an intersection or related to an intersection.
  • Texas experienced zero deathless days on the roadways in 2014.

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