About the Fatal Culberson County Crash
According to KVIA, the fatal crash occurred Monday afternoon about 12 miles east of Van Horn. The deceased have been identified as Juan Madrid, 21, and Christopher Guerra, 38.
A third man, 30-year-old Francisco Hernandez, was also injured in the accident.
The collision occurred when a Volvo tractor-trailer driven by 24-year-old Muzaffar Ummatov collided with an unoccupied Ford pickup which then struck a traffic control truck. The truck then hit the workers.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, then men were contracted to do repair work on the interstate.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,531 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015. This marks little change from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
- 1,925 of the fatalities recorded in 2015 occurred in rural areas of the state.
- An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015.
- TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds in 2016.