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Texas Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash in Louisiana

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

A Texas man was killed Tuesday when he was involved in a three-vehicle crash in southern Louisiana.

Details of the Fatal Louisiana Accident

According to KCBD, 32-year-old Gerardo Hernandez, of Brownsville, was killed after being involved in a crash in White Castle, Louisiana.

The crash occurred around 6 pm when Hernandez’s pickup rear-ended another truck driven by 63-year-old Ester Green. The initial impact forced Green’s vehicle to cross into oncoming traffic where it collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Jacob Tatman.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Green and Tatman were both hospitalized.

The crash remains under investigation.

Breakdown of Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

In 2016, there was an increase of fatalities in nearly every segment of the population.

  • Passenger vehicle (cars, light trucks) occupant fatalities totaled 23,714 (4.7 percent increase)
    • Highest total since 2008
  • Motorcyclist fatalities totaled 5,286 (5.1 percent increase)
    • Highest total since 2008
  • Pedestrian fatalities totaled 5,987 (9 percent increase)
    • Highest total since 1990
  • Pedalcyclist fatalities totaled 840 (1.3 percent increase)
    • Highest total since 1991

Crashes involving large trucks in 2016 resulted in 4,317 fatalities, 83.3 percent of which were occupants of other vehicles or nonoccupants.

Several segments of human choice-related fatal crashes also saw an increase in 2016.

  • Fatalities in crashes involving drunk drivers totaled 10,497 (1.7 percent increase)
  • Speeding-related crash fatalities totaled 10,111 (4 percent increase)

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