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Four Killed in North Texas Collision

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

Four people were killed in a wrong-way accident that happened in North Texas.

Details about the Fatal Wrong Way Accident

CBS Local DFW is reporting that four people were killed in a wrong way accident along Highway 377 in Argyle, which is about 30 miles north of Fort Worth.

Police in Denton have stated that the accident happened on Saturday evening and involved a Nissan that was heading south near Argyle that crossing into a northbound lane and collided head-on into a Volvo.

According to police, the woman who was driving the Nissan and a young passenger in the Volvo were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A child from the Nissan and the female driver of the Volvo were taken to area hospitals where they later died.

Two victims in the accident were later identified by friends and family as Emma Shaffer and daughter Tita. The accident happened just down the road from Liberty Christian School where the sixth grader attended. A candlelight vigil was held at the school in honor of the mother and daughter.

The identities of the other two people who were involved in the accident have not been released. At this time in the investigation, neither alcohol nor speed appear to have been involved in the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Important Information about Motor vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • A total of 32,675 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents that happened in 2014.
  • In 2014, there were a total of 9,262 people who were killed in speeding-related accidents.
  • About 2.3 million people were injured in crashes that happened in 2014.

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