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One Dead in Benavides Accident

An Alice resident was killed Thursday morning when his car collided head-on with an truck near Benavides, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to KRIS-TV, the man was traveling eastbound on County Road 2295 when he cross the center line and moved into oncoming traffic.

The man was killed when his vehicle was struck head-on by an oncoming truck. He died on impact.

Authorities have identified the deceased as 26-year-old Manuel Solis. No other injuries were reported.

Investigators are working to determine what caused Solis to drift into oncoming traffic.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 death recorded in 2012.
  • 523 of those fatalities were associated with head-on collisions, and 1,883 traffic deaths were associated with collisions that occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • It is estimated that one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.

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