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Orange Grove Woman Killed in Two Car Collision

A woman is dead following a fatal collision on Highway 359 near County Road 3213 in Jim Wells County.

Details of the Fatal Jim Wells County Accident

According to the Alice Echo News Journal, the accident occurred Tuesday when a Nissan Altima was struck from behind by a Volkswagen Jetta while slowing to make a turn from Highway 359 onto County Road 3213.

The passenger of the Nissan, identified as Maria Carbajal, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was airlifted to a Corpus Christi hospital.

The driver of the Volkswagen was taken to an Alice hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,531 traffic-related fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2015. This marked little charge from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
  • Of the fatalities recorded in 2015, 1,925 were recorded in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015 with 17,011 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.

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