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San Antonio Pastor Killed In West Texas Crash

Pastor Chengiu Huo of Chinese United Methodist Church in San Antonio died in a head-on crash on Texas 158 last Tuesday.

Details of the Runnels County Crash

The crash occurred between Abilene and San Angelo when 22-year-old Taron Gipson was driving south on State Highway 158 and went off the road.

The preliminary crash report reveals that Gipson then turned back onto the road and crashed into 51-year-old Chengiu Huo’s vehicle, which was traveling north.

Gipson reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Huo and one passenger were also killed in the crash. Police stated that the other passenger, an Alamo Heights High School student, sustained serious injury and was taken to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo. According to officials, everyone in Huo’s vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is currently still being investigated.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

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If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Corpus Christi car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

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