Details about the Fatal Accident
The driver of the party bus had called 911 prior to the accident to inform them her engine was stalled out, and that she was stuck in the middle highway lane.
The driver of an SUV slowed and attempted to pass the bus in the right lane when Sampayo rear-ended him. After hitting the SUV, Sampayo then ran into the stalled bus.
No one else was injured in the accident, and Sampayo’s friends have set up a GoFundMe page for funeral costs.
Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
- Texas remains well above the national average for car fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- There were over 3,500 car accidents in Texas in 2014.
- 4,855 Texas drivers were involved in a fatal collision the same year.