Two Dead, One Injured in Wrong-Way Crash
Car Unrecognizable after Crash
Police say a woman driving north in a southbound lane on Interstate 75 caused the fatal crash. At around 11:45 p.m., Lauren Cordova, 27, collided with another vehicle containing Hussein Zaybek, 23, and Mohommad Zaybek, 20.
Cordova died in the accident, according to WFAA. Hussein Zaybek also died in the wreck. The passenger in his car, his brother, survived the crash but suffered a broken arm and leg. He received treatment at Parkland Hospital and is currently in good condition.
Police say the investigation into the accident is ongoing, and they do not know for certain what caused Cordova to drive the wrong way down Interstate 75. WFAA reports that wrong-way crashes usually occur at night and on the weekends, and nearly 2 out of 3 involve alcohol impairment.
Texas Automobile Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- The 2014 death toll of 3,534 was an increase of 3.70% from the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
- 581 people died in head-on crashes in 2014.
- Based on reportable crashes in 2014: 1 person died every 2 hours 29 minutes, 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 13 seconds, and 1 reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2014.