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Elderly Woman Killed in Hockley County Accident

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A woman is dead following a fatal collision at the intersection of FM 1585 and U.S. Highway 385 in Hockley County outside of Lubbock, Texas Wednesday evening.

About the Fatal Hockley County Crash

According to KCBD, the accident occurred when a Jeep rear-ended a Dodge pickup along U.S. Highway 385 around 8:30 pm.

Officials believe the pickup was slowing down to make a left turn onto FM 1585 when it was struck by the Jeep driven by a 17-year-old female from Levelland.

The passenger of the Dodge pickup, a 66-yaer-old woman from Odessa, was pronounced dead at the scene – the condition of the driver was not acknowledged.

No names have been released.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to a report by the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,399 people were killed in traffic accident on Texas roadways in 2012.
  • The 2012 data marks a 10.82 percent increase from 2011 when 3,067 deaths were recorded.
  • Over 55 percent of the state’s traffic fatalities, 1,892 deaths, occurred in crashes in rural areas.
  • In addition to the fatalities, another 230,506 people were injured in traffic accidents, including 87,087 people who sustained serious injuries.
  • Using the available data, the Texas Department of Transportation was able to determine:
    • One person was killed on Texas roadways every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 17 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 75 seconds.

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