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One Dead in Fiery Texas Trucking Accident

One person is dead following a violent trucking accident along Highway 84 near McGregor, Texas.

Collision Results in Explosion and Fire

According to KWTX, the accident occurred just west of McGregor near the intersection of Highway 84 and Burkett.

A preliminary report suggests a Honda Civic was attempting to turn onto Burkett from Highway 84 when it was struck from behind by a four-door Kia. The impact from the initial collision forced the Honda into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer.

The crash between the Honda and the semi resulting in a violent explosion that left the Honda completely engulfed in flames. The body of the Honda’s occupant was so badly burned, authorities could not determine if the deceased was a man or a woman.

Reports indicate authorities are relying on DNA to identify the dead driver and that it could be weeks before the identity of the deceased is known.

The driver who caused the accident was transported to Coryell Memorial Hospital where she is listed in stable condition. Charges will be filed, according to troopers, but the severity of the charges will depend on the results of the investigation. The driver of the semi was able to escape the accident without any major injuries.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic crashes in Texas in 2015, marking little change from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
  • 1,925 deaths were recorded in rural areas of the state, and 581 were attributed to head-on collisions.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015 with 17,011people suffering serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates that a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 61 seconds in 2015.

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