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Famous South Texas Sculptor Dies in Car Crash

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Brian Hendricks2 years ago

According to San Antonio Express-News, famous artist Jesús Moroles was killed in a motor vehicle accident just north of Georgetown, Texas.

The 64-year-old sculptor was driving on Interstate 35 when the fatal crash occurred.

About Jesús Moroles

The following information has been provided by the official Jesús Moroles website:

  • Moroles lived and worked in Rockport, Texas
  • He sculpted his artwork out of large slabs of granite
  • His largest piece was the “Houston Police Officers Memorial”, which measured 120 feet by 120 feet
  • Moroles received the 2008 National Medal of Arts
  • Moroles was named the Texas State Artist in 2011 for his three-dimensional work
  • Moroles was involved in over 330 exhibitions over the course of his 35 year career

National Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

The following information has been provided by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • A total of 32,719 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2013
  • 3,382 of those deaths occurred in Texas
  • Texas had more fatal accidents than any other state
  • About 1.6 million people were injured nationwide
  • For every 100,000 people in the United States, about 10 were killed in a car crash.


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