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Man Dead Following I-10 Trucking Accident


A Woodlands resident was fatally injured Saturday after being involved in an 18-wheeler crash in Baytown, Texas.

Details of the Baytown Trucking Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, the crash occurred around 10 am when a semi slammed into the back of a pickup before hitting another 18-wheeler and forcing it into a car.

The driver of the pickup, a 67-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 39, was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to a Houston hospital.

The driver of the first semi was transported to Houston San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in stable condition. The driver of the second 18-wheeler and the driver of the car were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas 18-Wheeler 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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