Details of the Fatal Dallas Accident
According to CBS-DFW, the fatal crash occurred just after 2 am on Walnut Hill Lane near Webb Chapel Road.
Preliminary reports indicate that the crash occurred when a Ford Mustang rear-ended another vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Mustang, 23-year-old Nicklous Mendoza, was transported to the hospital. The two men in the other vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police determined that Mendoza was driving while under the influence of alcohol and charged him with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. The incident remains under investigation.
Texas Automobile Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 people were killed in traffic crashes in Texas in 2016. This marks a 5.45-percent increase from the 3,578 deaths recorded in 2015.
- Alcohol was considered a factor in 987 of the traffic-fatalities recorded in 2016.
- An additional 265,076 people were injured in car crashes in 2016 with 17,582 people sustaining incapacitating injuries.
- A reportable crash is estimated to have occurred in Texas every 57 seconds in 2016.
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