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One Dead in Alice Collision

Police are investigating a head-on collision near Alice, Texas that left one man dead and another critically injured.

Details of the Alice Car Crash

According to KRIS-TV, 83-year-old Ernesto Vega Alfrido was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 281 when he collided with a black Lincoln Continental outside of Alice.

Police received reports of the wrong-way driver around 10 a.m., but were unable to reach him before the collision. Alfrido was killed in the crash.

The driver of the Lincoln, 29-year-old Eric Armendariz, was flown to a Corpus Christi hospital with critical injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,399 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2012. This marks a 10.82 percent increase from the 3,067 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • An additional 230,506 people were injured, up from 212,637 in 2011, with 87,087 people sustaining a serious injury.
  • Using available data, the Texas Department of Transportation was able to determine that:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 75 seconds.

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