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Kermit Mother Dead Following Tire Blowout

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A mother was fatally injured Monday afternoon after her tire blew out on interstate 10 near Van Horn, Texas.

About the Fatal Tire Blowout

The El Paso Times reports Bertha Alicia Olivares, 40, of Kermit, Texas was killed after her Ford Expedition experienced a blowout, left the road, and rolled over.

Authorities stated the accident occurred around 1:10 p.m. about 10 miles east of Van Horn. Oliveras and her 1-year-old daughter, Yarezly Lucya Olivares, were both transported to Culberson Hospital. Olivares died of her injures.

Yarezly was treated and released to her family.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 people lost their lives in auto accidents in 2013.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured with 89,270 people suffering serious injury.
  • On average, a reportable accident occurred every 71 seconds, resulting in one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.


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