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Multi-vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead, Four People Hospitalized


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According to NBC DFW, one person is dead and six others injured after a severe crash on the highway near Garrett, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon.

Details of Fatal Car Accident

The deadly crash occurred at around 3:00 p.m. on Interstate 45 near FM 879. Officials say two vehicles driving southbound on the interstate collided for an unknown reason. The collision caused one of the vehicles to roll into the center median, and the other vehicle traveled into the northbound lanes of Interstate 45.

The second vehicle was hit by a car traveling north, according to NBC DFW. This crash caused the driver of the second vehicle to sustain fatal injuries. Four others involved in the multi-vehicle crash were hospitalized. The victims were transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Two others received treatment at the scene.

The crash is currently under investigation, reports NBC DFW. The cause of the fatal wreck is unknown. Interstate 45 suffered from lane closures until around 5:10 p.m.

Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

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

  • Texas experienced 3,534 motor vehicle fatalities in 2014.
  • There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2014.
  • Based on reportable crashes in 2014, one person was killed every 2 hours and 29 minutes, and one person was injured every 2 minutes and 13 seconds.
  • In 2014, there were 13,675 serious injury crashes in the state of Texas, resulting in 17,152 people sustaining a serious injury.

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