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Texas Man Dies in Blythe Due to Rollover Crash

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Highway 95 in Blythe, California late Thursday evening. One man was killed in the incident.

The Details on the Car Crash

According to the Desert Sun, a driver and a passenger were traveling in the vehicle at the time of the collision.

The Riverside County Coroner’s office identified the dead Texas man as Gregorio Ponce Otero, 84-years-old from Brownsville, Texas. The other individual in the car suffered from minor injuries and was taken to the hospital according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

According to the California Highway Patrol the cause of the crash is still unknown and is under investigation.

Texas Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation recorded 3,534 traffic-related deaths in 2014 – a 3.7-percent increase over 2013.
  • The Texas Peace Officer’s crash report indicates that in 2014, 29% of the total number of people killed in vehicle traffic crashes were under the influence of alcohol.
  • In 2014 1,041 people died in vehicle accidents due to drunk driving. There was a 4% increase in 2014 of crashes due to distracted driving from the previous year, and in 2014 483 people died due to distractions while driving.

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