One Dead in I-35 Chain Reaction Crash

A woman was fatally injured in Waco, Texas following a chain reaction accident that resulted from a traffic backup.

Details of the Fatal Waco Crash

According to KWTX, the fatal crash occurred after a traffic backup formed on I-35 following a separate collision in the northbound side of the highway at around 2:20 pm.

The first crash occurred when an 18-wheeler collided with a pickup truck. As responders were working at the scene, a second accident occurred involving a four-door sedan. A rear seat passenger of the sedan was killed in the accident.

A Honda CRV attempted to avoid the second collision, but swerved into a retaining wall and overturned. The driver of the CRV sustained minor injuries.

At least three other people were injured in the accidents.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,531 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2015, marking little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • Roughly 65 percent of all motor vehicle deaths recorded involved more than one vehicle or a pedestrian or bicyclists.
  • 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015. This averages to about one injury every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
  • A reportable crash was estimated to have occurred every 61 seconds in 2015.
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