Texas Man and Woman Die in Head-On Collision

Two people were killed in a head-on collision near Salado, Texas last Tuesday. Officials have identified the deceased.

Details on Crash

According to KWTX, Sergeant David Roberts from the Texas Department of Public Safety states that 37-year-old Charles Wilson and 49-year-old Tina Champion died from a head-on crash that occurred on FM 2484 approximately four miles west of Salado.

According to Roberts, Wilson was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck east bound on FM 2484 around 5:30 am when he drifted into oncoming traffic and collided head on with Champion, who drove a 2010 two door Mercedes coupe.

Wilson did not have a seatbelt on and was ejected from the car, while Champion had on a seat belt; both parties died at the scene of the accident.

FM 2484 was closed at the scene of the accident, since the incident the road has reopened. The accident is currently still under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 3,531 deaths marking a 4 death decrease from the 3,536 deaths in 2014.
  • 1,925 of the traffic deaths recorded in 2015 occurred in rural areas of the state, and 581 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015 with 13,616 people sustaining an incapacitating injury.
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