Victim Identified in Fiery Mills County Collision

Texas officials have identified the victim killed in a fiery trucking accident that occurred Tuesday as Fisher Jones, 20, of Amarillo.

Details of the Mills County Trucking Accident

According to KWTX, the a tractor-trailer and a Dodge Charger were both engulfed in flames after collided head-on on U.S. Highway 183.

The crash occurred about 8 miles south of Goldthwaite just before 2:00 am Tuesday. Authorities say the Charger drifted across the center line and into the path of a 2000 Freightliner. Jones was the sole occupant of the Charger.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 32-year-old Oscar Robledo, also of Amarillo, was transported to Rollins Brook Hospital.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S.
  • Those accident resulted 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.
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