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At Least One Dead in Five-Vehicle Crash


At least one person is dead following a five-vehicle crash that occurred in Rockwall, Texas Tuesday afternoon.

About the Rockwall Wreck

The Dallas Morning News reports that the crash occurred on eastbound Interstate 30 near the Mile 75 marker.

Early witness reports indicate the crash occurred when an 18-wheeler failed to decelerate for slowing traffic and collided with another vehicle. The initial crash resulted in several chain-reaction collisions involving a total of two semi trucks and three cars.

The identity of the individual killed in the crash has not been released, and authorities are still investigating the accident.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

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

  • 438,000 trucking accidents were recorded in the U.S. in 2014, resulting in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

 

 

 

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