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One Dead, Two Injured after Car Collision

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According to KTXS, one man is dead and two others seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 277 in Taylor County, Texas, Saturday morning.

Wet Roads May Have Played Factor in Wreck

A driver in a pickup truck traveling north on Highway 277 lost control and crossed into the southbound lane, hitting a car traveling south. The driver of the car, 20-year-old Austin McCombs, was killed, and his passenger, 41-year-old Joseph Bradley, was seriously injured in the wreck.

According to a Texas DPS spokesperson, rain-slick roads may have helped cause the fatal crash.

The driver of the pickup, William Adamson, 42, was also injured in the accident, according to KTXS. Both Bradley and Adamson were transported to a local hospital.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2014 was 1.42 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
  • There were 13,675 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2014 with 17,152 people sustaining a serious injury.
  • Based on reportable crashes in 2014:
    • 1 person was killed every 2 hours 29 minutes
    • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 13 seconds
    • 1 reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds
  • Fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for 55.86% of the state’s traffic fatalities (1,974 deaths in 2014).

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