One person is dead and two others have been hospitalized following a multi-vehicle accident in northwest Austin on Tuesday night.
According to KXAN, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of McNeil Drive and San Felipe Boulevard around 9:22 pm.
Responding medics pronounced one person dead at the scene. Two others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Details on how the crash are scarce, but initial reports suggest the crash was a head-on collision.
The crash remains under investigation. It is unclear if charges will be filed.
According to statistics published by the Boston Globe, wrong-way collisions kill around 360 people annually.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wrong-way collisions account for just 3 percent of recent years’ crashes on highways; they are, however, much more likely to end in fatalities and critical injuries than any other form of crash.
The fatality rate is between 12-17 percent higher in accidents involving wrong-way collisions than in other types of accidents.
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