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