Dump Truck Accident Kills One in Sabine Co.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal, single-vehicle accident involving a Texas Department of Transportation dump truck.
Details of the Dump Truck Accident
According to KETK, the fatal commercial vehicle accident occurred on Farm-to-Market Road 1, roughly 2 miles north of Bronson, around 7:30 am Monday.
A preliminary crash investigation revealed that the TxDOT dump truck was traveling northbound on FM1 when it crossed over the southbound lane and overturned in a ditch. Investigators do not know what caused the dump truck to drift of the road.
The driver of the vehicle involved was pronounced dead at the scene.
Truck Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 3,964 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2013 – a slight increase from the 3,944 deaths reported in 2012.
- Of those killed in 2013:
- An additional 95,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2013.