Details of the Waco Crash
According to KCEN-TV, the crash occurred around 11:30 pm Wednesday near the intersection of East Waco Drive and Business 77.
Authorities say Paul White was traveling south on Business 77 at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle, jumped the median, and struck a Ford Escape traveling in the opposite direction. A third vehicle in the northbound lanes then struck the Ford Escape.
White was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver of the Ford Escape was transported to Hillcrest Hospital with serious injuries. The driver and passenger of the third vehicle were treated at the scene and released.
The deadly crash remains under investigation.
Texas Traffic Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 people were killed in traffic crashes in Texas in 2016. This marks a 5.45-percent increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
- 638 people were killed in head-on collisions in 2016.
- An additional 265,076 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2016 with 14,202 people suffering serious injuries.
- Based on reportable crash data, TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurs in Texas every 57 seconds.