One Dead in Lago Vista Cement Truck Crash
A truck driver was killed Friday morning after the cement truck he was driving overturned in Lago Vista.
Details of the Lago Vista Truck Accident
According to FOX 7 Austin, the crash occurred around 9 am on Destination Way.
Police arrived to the scene after receiving reports of the crash to find a cement truck that appeared to have been traveling southbound overturned off the roadway. The driver was declared dead at the scene.
Destination Way was closed from Old Burnet Road to Ming Trail for several hours as police and crews worked the scene and cleared the wreckage.
The crash remains under investigation.
Texas Trucking Accident Facts and Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 433,000 accidents involving large trucks reported in 2017.
- 4,761 people were killed in trucking accidents with large trucks accounting for nine percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents.
- Of the deaths that occurred in trucking crashes in 2017, only 18 percent were truck drivers. The remaining 82 percent were occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
- Texas has remained the state with the most recorded truck accident deaths for years and recorded 649 truck accident fatalities in 2017. California was a distant second with 361 deaths.
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