Details of the Accident
Killeen police say a silver Honda Accord and gray Toyota Camry collided around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night in the area of Stan Schlueter Loop and Ledgestone Drive. Burks, who was driving the Camry, turned into the oncoming path of the Honda, who collided into the driver’s side of the Camry.
Burk was rushed to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where he later died. A 16-year-old passenger who was in the car with Burks is currently in stable at Baylor Scott & White Hospital. The driver of the Honda suffered minor injuries and was taken to Metroplex Hospital.
The crash is currently under investigation.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- In 2014, 3,534 people were killed in auto accidents that occurred on Texas roadways. This marked a 3.7 percent increase from the 3,408 deaths reported in 2013.
- 823 of the 2014 deaths occurred at or in connection with an intersection.
- An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents in 2014.
- It is estimated that a reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds in Texas in 2014.