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One Dead after Pickup Truck Rolls Over


According to KXXV, a family driving on Interstate 35 was involved in a roll-over accident after their pickup truck blew a tire, killing one and injuring three.

Son Remains in Critical Condition

Police say that the four were traveling on Interstate 35 near mile marker 373 Thursday morning when the accident occurred. The wife of the driver and the son were ejected from the truck during the rollover, reports KXXV.

The wife of the driver died at Hillsboro Regional Hospital. The driver, son, and daughter were flown to Baylor Scott & White hospital in Waco. The son remains in critical condition, and the driver and daughter were released.

Traffic on I-35 was delayed several hours after the accident, according to KXXV.

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

Courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), here are some facts regarding motor vehicle crashes in 2014:

  • 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • An estimated 2.34 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • For passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2014, only 15 percent were unrestrained.
  • Over the past 10 years, there has been a reduction of nearly 25 percent in the number of fatalities on the United States’ roadways.

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