Retired Teacher Killed in Johnson County Head-On Collision

A retired teacher form Glen Rose was killed and several teenagers were injured after two vehicles collided head-on on U.S. 67 Monday morning.

Details of the Fatal Johnson County Collision

According to the Star-Telegram, 63-year old Rhoda Cagle died at John Peter Smith Hospital being mortally injured in a crash around 8 am Monday.

Four teens were also transported to John Peter Smith Hospital with serious to critical injuries.

The fatal crash occurred when a silver Kia driven by Hunter White, 17, attempted to turn from southwest U.S. 67 onto County Road 1119.  White’s vehicle collided head-on with Cagle’s red Kia Rio, which was traveling northeast on the same highway.

White’s passengers have been identified as 18-year-old Brandon Bell, an unnamed 15-year-old male, and an unnamed 16-year-old female.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015, marking little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • Of the 3,531 traffic-related deaths recorded in Texas in 2015, 55 percent occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • 807 fatalities occurred at intersections, and 581 were associated with head-on collisions.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in traffic crashes in Texas in 2015.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds in 2015.
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