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Driver Charged in Fatal Grand Prairie Crash

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Lucrecia Guerra3 years ago

A man was arrested Monday and charged with causing an accident in involving death and causing an accident involving injury following a fatal hit-and-run that occurred earlier that day.

About the Fatal Car Accident

24-year-old Francisco Castillo of Grand Prairie, Texas was booked at Dallas County Jail with a $200,000 bond in connection with an accident that happened on President George Bush Turnpike just before dawn.

According to KWTX, Castillo collided with a highway maintenance vehicle, killing Camerino Sixtos, 41. Another maintenance worker was injured, as well.

Castillo and his passenger fled the scene, but police arrested Castillo at his home Monday evening.

Motor Accident Statistics for the United States

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,377 traffic related deaths were recorded in Texas in 2013. This marks a 1.05 percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in traffic collisions with 89,270 people sustaining serious injury.
  • Based on available information, TxDOT estimates that:
    • One person was injured in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 hours and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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