Couple Traveling to Baby Shower
The Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred when a 16-year-old boy attempted to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone on State Highway 7and struck the young couple’s vehicle.
Jonathan Coppinger, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, 25-year-old Jessica Coppinger, passed away while being transported to the hospital. Their unborn child died in the crash as well.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic-related deaths in 2013.
- 1,883 of these deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas and 523 deaths were the result of head-on collision.
- Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
- On average, one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.