Details of the Fatal Accident
According to the Houston Chronicle, the accident occurred in Grimes County on FM 244, roughly two mile south of Carlos.
Authorities say the 2012 Honda Civic the four women were traveling in left the road after the driver attempted to make a sharp curve at an unsafe speed. The vehicle then collided with a tree.
Driver Alexis Emmou, 20, and passenger Corinthia Cunningham-Williams, 22, who was seated behind the driver, were pronounced dead on the scene.
Passengers Rene Contreras, 20, and Tyra Preston, 20, were transported to St. Joseph’s Regional hospital in Bryan. The Contreras was listed in critical condition while Preston is reported to be in stable condition.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- The fatality rate on Texas roadways for 2013 was 1.40 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled. This is a 2.78% decrease from 2012.
- There were 65,539 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2013 with 89,270 people sustaining a serious injury.
- Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,333 deaths in 2013. This was 39.47 % of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2013.