Two friends were killed in a car crash in Childress, Texas that was caused by an 18-wheeler that rear-ended them.
More on the Houston Fatal Crash
It was reported by Click2Houston that the two people who died in the accident were 23-year-old Dominique Myles and 24-year-old Sebastian Weiskopf.
The friends died after their Ford Focus was hit by an 18-wheeler in Childress, Texas. The Department of Public Safety states that the pair had pulled over onto the side of the road because of poor visibility, and their car was then rear-ended by the 18-wheeler that couldn’t see them on the road.
Family and friends realized that something was amiss when Myles and Weiskopf hadn’t seen or contacted anyone close to them for a day or two.
Lorraine Hall, Myles’ mother, filed a missing persons report and put it on social media hoping that someone would know where her daughter was. Soon after, she was alerted that her daughter and Weiskopf had passed during the collision.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT):
- The fatality rate on Texas roadways for 2016 was 1.44 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled, which is a 3.59% increase from 2015.
- 265,076 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2016.
- In 2016 there were no deathless days on Texas roadways.
- 57% of the state’s traffic fatalities occurred in rural areas.
- Based on reportable crashes in Texas in 2016, 1 person was killed every 2 hours 20 minutes.