Man Killed, Daughter Injured in Milan Trucking Accident

A car crash in Milan County, Texas on Monday has left one man dead and his 5-year-old daughter injured.

About the Car Crash

According to KWTX, 33-year-old Adam Apollo Alderman was driving a pickup truck along State Highway 36 when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler around 10 pm.

Alderman was pronounced dead at the scene while his daughter, 5, was flown to Scott & White Hospital in Temple – her condition is not known.

The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained no reported injuries.

The wreckage from the crash blocked the highway in both directions. The highway was re-opened around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday after emergency crews cleared the scene.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation:

  • In 2012, 3,399 people lost their lives on Texas roadways in traffic collisions. This marked a 10.82 percent increase from 2011.
  • Additionally, 230,506 others were injured in auto accidents with 87,087 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Using available data, TxDOT was able to determine:
    • One person was killed every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 75 seconds.
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