A woman was fatally injured in an early-morning crash following a head-on collision on W. Ben Boulevard.
Details of the Austin Wrong-Way Crash
According to KXAN, the fatal crash occurred around 2:30 am June 26 in the 500 block of Ben White Boulevard, between South First Street and Congress Avenue.
Jennifer Rosas-Sanchez, 26, was driving a 2015 Nissan Sentra when her vehicle was struck head-on by a 2004 Mercedes Benz traveling in the wrong direction. Rosas-Sanchez died at the scene.
Austin-Travis County EMS said in a tweet that two other people were seriously injured in the crash, but there has been no update on their condition.
The accident remains under investigation.
Texas Car Accident Statistics 2018
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
- There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
- There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
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