Young Driver Killed in Head-on Vehicle Collision Near Robstown
Authorities are investigating a fatal accident near Robstown which left a young man from Mission, Texas dead.
Details of the Fatal Robstown Accident
According to KIII-TV, Abelardo Lopez, 23, of Mission, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene after his truck struck an 18-wheeler on the highway.
This accident took place in the southbound lane of U.S. Route 77, just south of Robstown around 2:30 a.m. last Sunday.
According to state troopers, Lopez was apparently traveling “in the wrong direction” of the lane when he collided with the other vehicle, and it is unclear whether or not the morning fog may have played a factor in the crash.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
According to the 2015 Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts, released annually by the Texas Department of Transportation, the Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for the year was 1.43 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled, a 2.05% decrease from 2014.
There were 3,531 total deaths resulting from motor vehicle traffic accidents throughout the state for the year, and an average of 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
In 2015, there were 581 people killed in head-on crashes, and there were 476 people killed in crashes involving distracted driving.
Of all the different kinds of vehicles involved in fatal crashes throughout Texas in 2015, the most common by far was the passenger car, at 1,703 fatal crashes, while pickup trucks were ranked next at 1,212 crashes, and truck-tractors / semi-trailers and regular trucks were ranked at 428 and 120 fatal crashes respectively.