KSAT reports that Tracie Sheppard, 29, was part of a crew clearing road signs from a previous road closure at around 3:45 am when a dark gray Ford Explorer veered off the road and hit a construction truck. Sheppard became pinned between two vehicles and was killed.
Sheppard had parked her company truck on the right shoulder of the expressway, and her warning lights were on at the time of the fatal collision.
According to witnesses, the driver fled the scene and the driver did not stop to render aid.
3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
552 of the deaths reported in 2017 were attributed to head-on collision.
Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
An additional 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.
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