Police are investigating a fatal car accident near DeKalb that left three people dead.
About the Bowie County Fatal Crash
KTBS News reports that three teenagers have died in a single vehicle crash early Sunday, November 8, morning. Texas State Troopers have identified the accident location on Bowie County Rd. 3302 about six miles outside DeKalb.
17-year-old Katelyn Vaughn was driving the vehicle at the time of incident. Her vehicle eventually slid off the road and flipped over into a creek.
17-year-old Megan Daniel and 19-year-old Ashlin Cox were instantly killed along with Vaughn. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
Fatal Teen Crash Statistics
The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Vehicle crashes are the second leading causes of death for teenagers in the United States.
- 2,500 teens were killed in vehicle crashes in 2018.
- 285,000 teens were hospitalized after crashes in 2018.
- Approximately 7 teens die every day in a vehicle crash.
- Ages 16 to 19 are at the highest risks of injury and fatalities.
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