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Head-On Crash in Central Texas Leaves Teen Dead


A head-on collision between an 18-wheeler and an SUV resulted in the death of a teen early Saturday. Sergeant John Roberts of the Department of Public Safety identified the deceased teen as 18 year-old Caleb Ryan Bonde of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to KWTX, Bonde was driving a Ford Excursion heading south on US 281 just north of Lampasas when his SUV inexplicably drifted into the northbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler.

Bonde was pronounced dead at the scene by Lampasas County J.P. Camron Brister.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Edward John Treloar, 63, survived the collision with no injuries. DPS has begun an investigation on the crash.

Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015, an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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