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Temple Trucking Accident Leaves Two Dead


Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in Temple, Texas on Tuesday.

About the Fatal Temple Crash

According to the Temple Daily Telegram, the crash occurred around 3:10 pm on State Highway 95, just south of where it becomes Northwest Loop 363.

Police believe a red Toyota sedan was struck by a heavy truck carrying a load of scrap metal when the sedan failed to stop at a stop sign.

The collision mangled the small sedan, and the truck was forced of the side of the road into the grassy ditch.

Two occupants of the sedan, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents result in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

 

 

 

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