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Texan Man Charged in Fatal Vehicle Crash Incident

A man from Leander, Texas has recently been detained in connection with a fatal accident in Pennsylvania that occurred Friday.

Details of the Fatal Accident and Resulting Arrest

According to KEYE-TV, Alan Kegal, 56, a worker for the Dallas-based Mega T Logistics, was taken into police custody after striking and killing Zivko Lakic, 24. Kegal has been charged with an accident involving death, reckless driving, and failure to report an accident to police.

This accident took place on Interstate 81 northbound near Exit 57 between Middlesex and Mechanicsburg, around 6 a.m. last Friday morning on January 13th 2017.

Kegal allegedly hit Lakic while he was standing outside his trailer truck, sideswiping it before killing Lakic, and subsequently departed the scene. He was apprehended by authorities three hours later at the Flying J truck stop off the interstate.

Pennsylvania Accident Statistics

  • According statistics released by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 127,127 traffic crashes reported in the state in 2015.
  • These accidents claimed the lives of around 1,200 people and injured 80,004 others.
  • Every day in 2015, 348 reportable traffic crashes occurred, with 3 people being killed and one death reported every 7 hours.
  • Statistically, one out of 44 people in Pennsylvania were involved in a reportable traffic crash, while 1 out of 10,669 people were killed and 1 out of 156 people were injured in 2015.

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