Mother, Daughter Killed in Texas Car Crash

A mother and daughter from Milwaukee were killed in an auto accident near Roscoe, Texas Tuesday evening.

About the Fatal Texas Car Crash

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tasheanna Roshanda Heath, 30, and Jacqueline Denise Porch, 50, were killed in a collision at the intersection of Business 84 and U.S. 84 when the Nissan Altima they were in collided with a 2000 Kenworth tow truck.

Both women were pronounced dead at the scene. The tow truck driver was released after being treated at the scene.

Authorities believe Heath and Porch’s Altima came to a stop at the intersection, but failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of the tow truck.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015, marking little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • 807 of the fatalities recorded in 2015 occurred at intersections, and 581 were associated with head-on collisions.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in traffic crashes in Texas in 2015.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds in 2015.
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