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One Dead, One Injured after Car Slams Truck on Highway Shoulder

According to News 4 SA, a man was killed when a car lost control and slammed into the back of his truck parked on the shoulder of Loop 410 in San Antonio.

Driver of Car in her Late Teens

The driver of the car was traveling northbound on Loop 410 near New Sulphur Springs Road when she lost control of her car while switching lanes and overcorrected. She crashed into a truck and a man, Robert Corley Cornish, 32, who was standing behind the trailer of his truck.

Cornish died of his injuries, reports News 4 SA. The driver of the car sustained serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in critical condition.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Thursday. According to News 4 SA, the crash is under investigation.

Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

  • In 2014, there were 3,534 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the state of Texas.
  • Based on reportable crashes in 2014,
    • 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 29 minutes
    • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 13 seconds
    • 1 reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds
  • In 2014, there were 13,675 serious injury crashes in Texas with 17,152 people sustaining a serious injury.
  • There were 483 people killed in crashes involving distracted driving in 2014.

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