Truck Driver Flees Scene of Fatal Crash Near Refugio

Police have arrested the driver of a tractor-trailer believed to have been involved in a fatal collision near Refugio on Saturday. The crash left two motorcyclists dead.

About the Fatal Refugio Trucking Accident

According to the Caller Times, the crash occurred around 10:20 PM about 2 miles south of Refugio.

Troopers say a Freightliner was traveling north on U.S. Highway 77 when it attempted to make a left turn from the right lane in a crossover. Two motorcyclists traveling in the left lane of northbound U.S. 77 collided with the tractor-trailer.

Both motorcyclists, identified as Glenn Bewayne Bray, 44, and Christine Diane Thames, 50, were killed in the collision.

The truck driver failed to stop and render aid. The driver was stopped in Woodsboro and was arrested for suspicion of fleeing the scene of an accident.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents result in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

Contact an Experienced Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney

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