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Houston Woman Dead After Collision with Dump Truck

Tori-Ann Holness8 months ago

Houston authorities are investigating a fatal auto accident involving a passenger vehicle and a dump truck that occurred Friday.

About the Fatal Houston Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the Gulf Freeway finally re-opened after a fatal incident at around 2:30am Friday. Witnesses say that a woman was driving at a very fast speed when she tried to pass a dump truck that was traveling in front of her.

As she moved into the next lane she slammed into another dump truck. The impact caused the woman’s vehicle to lose control and hit the side of the free-way. Reports concluded that the woman died at the scene.

The wreck caused officials to block the freeway for around three hours while crews cleared the scene. The lanes reopened at 6:10 a.m.

The driver of the dump truck that was hit was taken to Memorial Hermann hospital. Details of his injuries and condition were not unconfined, but Sgt. James Roque said he had non-life-threatening damages.

Police are still investigating the incident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,534 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2014. This marked a 3.7-percent increase from the 3,408 deaths reported in 2013.
  • Of the deaths recorded in 2014, 581 were associated with head-on collisions.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents in 2014 with 17,152 suffering an incapacitating injury.

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