Two Dead after Wrong-Way Driver Crashes into 18-Wheeler and Bursts into Flames
Two people are dead after wrong-way accident in San Antonio on Sunday, according to FOX San Antonio.
About the Wrong-Way Crash
Around 1:15 a.m., officers received calls of a reckless sedan driver traveling Westbound on I-10 in the Eastbound lanes. On the way there, the call was upgraded to a major accident.
Upon arriving, deputies saw that the sedan had collided head-on with an 18-wheeler, causing the sedan to burst into flames and the truck to jackknife the roadway. Another 18-wheeler had then struck the cab of the first truck. According to investigators, the people in the second 18-wheeler were not seriously injured; however, both drivers of the sedan and the first truck were pronounced dead at the scene.
Medical examiners identified one of the victims as Hector Segura, 54, and the other as Olga Casas, 57. An investigation is underway to determine if alcohol was involved.
Large Truck Fatal Crash Data 2016
Information below compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- At least 39% of large truck occupants killed in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt
- Speed was a factor in 17% of truck crashes with at least one large truck occupant fatality
- 61% of fatal crashes involving a large truck occurred in rural areas
- 27% of fatal crashes in work zones involved a large truck
- 6% involved large truck driver distraction as a factor, of which 16% was related to cell phone use
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