A wrong-way crash on the Dallas North Tollway left one person dead and a woman injured shortly after midnight Wednesday.
Details of the Dallas Tollway Crash
According to NBC-DFW, authorities were called to the scene of the fatal crash around 12:12 a.m. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the tollway near Mockingbird, involving a white Saturn sedan and a black Mercedes sedan.
A preliminary investigation suggests the Saturn was traveling north in the southbound lanes and struck the Mercedes head-on. The driver of the Saturn was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Mercedes was transported to the hospital.
It is not clear why the driver was traveling in the wrong direction, and the crash remains under investigation. The condition of the driver of the Mercedes was not immediately available.
All southbound lanes of the tollway were closed as authorities investigated and crews cleared the scene. All lanes were reopened by 6:00 a.m.
Texas Car Accident Statistics 2018
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
- There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
- There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
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