One Dead in Bastrop Head-On Collision
A head-on collision in Bastrop, Texas claimed the life of a 59-year-old woman on Tuesday.
Details of the Fatal Bastrop Crash
According to the Austin American-Statesman, the head-on collision occurred on Texas 304 Tuesday afternoon.
A preliminary investigation suggests a Ford pickup driven by a 64-year-old man failed to yield to oncoming traffic while attempting a left turn onto the highway. He collided with the woman’s Dodge pickup head on.
The woman was transported to St. David’s Emergency Center-Bastrop where she was later pronounced dead. She has not been publicly identified.
The accident remains under investigation and charges are possible, according to police.
Texas Car Crash 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 recorded in 2015.
- Alcohol was considered a factor in 987 of the traffic-fatalities recorded in 2016.
- An additional 265,076 people were injured in car crashes in 2016 with 17,582 people sustaining incapacitating injuries.
- A reportable crash is estimated to have occurred in Texas every 57 seconds in 2016.
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