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Laredo Trucking Accident Leaves 2 Dead

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Brian Hendricks2 years ago

According to the KGNS-TV, two people are dead after a car accident on Highway 83.

Details about the Fatal Accident

An 18-wheel semi-truck reportedly crashed into an SUV on Highway 83-North. The Webb County Fire and EMS Department rushed to the scene and confirmed the death of one individual. Another person was rushed to a hospital, but later died.

The Texas Department of Transportation closed a five mile stretch of US 83 North due to the accident.

2013 Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics for the State of Texas

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

  • Texas had the most car accident fatalities of any state in 2013.
  • 3,382 people died as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Texas.
  • 1,337 of the fatalities involved alcohol.
  • For every 100,000 drivers in Texas, about 22 people died in a car crash.
  • The age group with the most fatalities is 25-34 years old.
  • Light trucks accounted for more deaths than large trucks.

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