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One Dead in Fatal Crash on Katy Freeway


Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the Katy Freeway Monday morning.

Lanes Closed Following Fiery Crash

According to the Houston Chronicle, lanes of the freeway were closed for several hours after a pickup truck crashed into a car that had stalled in the left lane. The car caught fire following the crash.

At least one person was killed in the crash, and a second person was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Lanes were reopened around 1:30 pm. Authorities are still working to determine the cause of the crash.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,531 people were killed in traffic collisions in Texas in 2015. This marks little improvement over the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in Texas traffic accidents in 2015. 17,011 people suffered serious injuries.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimated:
    • A person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • A person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.

 

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