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Brother and Sister Killed in Horrific Crash on I-35W

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Nick Slovikoski2 years ago

A family was involved in a deadly accident on I-35W on their way home from touring the Christmas lights at Texas Motor Speedway. An aunt reported they had been singing Christmas carols just before everything turned to chaos.

Details of the Fatal I-35 Collision

Christmas was spent in mourning for the family and friends of Alexander Trejo, 23, and Gabrielle Estelle, 19, both from Haltom City. The two were killed in a tragic collision last Monday.

The family, including their parents and younger brother, Zach, 17, was on their way home from a Christmas light tour at Texas Motor Speedway when a Ford Explorer slammed into the back of their car.

A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $10,000 to cover funeral expenses.

The accident remains under investigation and no charges have been brought in connection with the collision.

Fatal Crash Statistics

  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Texas had over 3,000 fatal crashes in 2013, the most in the United States.
  • California came second, with nearly 2,800.
  • Montana had the most deaths per 100,000 population, averaging 22.6
  • On average, Texas has 13 deaths per 100,000 people.
  • On average, Texas has 1.42 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled.


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