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Kaufman Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

A resident of Kaufman, Texas has been indicted by a grand jury for intoxication manslaughter in connection with a fatal head-on collision that occurred on August 17, 2014.

About the Fatal Accident

According to reports, 24-year-old Ramon Ramirez was traveling southbound on Farm-to-Market Road 2727 around 8 pm when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a pickup, killing Randy Ray Edwards, 63.

36-year-old Crystal Anne Moon and 19-year-old Cory Watts were also injured in the accident – both were passengers in Edwards’ truck.

Moon was transported to a hospital in Tyler while Watts was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman. Ramirez was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for treatment.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation recorded 3,377 traffic related deaths in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths reported in 2012.
  • 1,883 of those deaths were attributed to collisions in rural areas of the state, and 523 deaths were the result of head-on collisions.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 1,089 deaths, roughly 32.2-percent of all recorded traffic fatalities.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents, with 89,270 people sustaining serious injured.

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