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Head-On Collision Kills One in McKinney


One person is dead as a result of a crash along US 380 in McKinney, Texas. Seven other people are injured.

About the McKinney Head-On Collision

According to CBS-DFW, the crash occurred around 2:15 pm Monday.

Investigators say the crash involved a small tanker truck, two SUVs, and a pickup. The accident occurred when the SUV sideswiped the westbound pickup in the left lane. The pickup then crossed over the center line and crashed into a Chevy Suburban head-on.

The Suburban was then struck by an eastbound tanker truck which then overturned.

At least two people were airlifted to the hospital following the crash.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,903 people were killed in trucking accidents in the United States in 2014.
  • Texas led the nation in commercial trucking-related fatalities with 553 deaths reported.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in Texas in 2014:
    • 114 were occupants of large trucks
    • 398 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 41 were listed as nonoccupants

 

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