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Man Dies in Car Crash on I-35

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Abi Reyes2 years ago

A 24-year-old man was fatally injured last Tuesday as a result of a chain-reaction accident in Schertz, Texas.

About the Schertz Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, 24-year-old Travis Austin Sirizzotti was heading north on Interstate 35 at 3 p.m. when he accidentally slammed into the back of a vehicle that was parked on the highway. Police say a Nissan also slammed into Travis’ vehicle after the initial impact.

Travis was pronounced dead around 4 p.m. after being taken to the emergency room of University Hospital in San Antonio. Officials are continuing their investigations of the accident.

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 – a 3.7-percent increase over 2013.
  • Of those deaths, 1,974 were attributed to crashes which occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 237,941 people were killed in traffic accidents with 17,152 people suffering serious injuries.

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