One Killed, Another Injured in Hutchinson County Accident
One man from Borger was killed in an accident that happened in Hutchinson County on Sunday.
Details about the Fatal Accident
Multiple sources are reporting that a one-vehicle accident happened on Sunday that resulted in the death of one man in Hutchinson County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The Department of Public Safety stated that at about 9:15 p.m., 38-year-old Jeremy McClellan, of Borger was driving his 2005 Ford pickup truck heading east on SH 152, about five miles east of Borger. McClellan was unable to properly negotiate a curve and lost control of the vehicle, causing the truck to rollover. Both McClellan and his passenger, 37-year-old Gregory Morrissey, from Amarillo, were both ejected from the vehicle.
McClellan was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Morrissey was taken to the hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries. Neither of the passengers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the state of Texas:
- In 2014, there was an average of one person killed every two hours and 29 minutes on Texas roadways.
- During the same year, there were 237,941 people who were non-fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents.
- In 2014, there were 3,534 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.