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Man Killed in Fort Worth Trucking Accident, 4 Others Injured

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Nick Slovikoski2 years ago

Police have identified the man who was killed Monday morning in a multi-vehicle accident that shut down Interstate 35 at Heritage Trace Parkway for several hours.

About the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to the Star-Telegram, the incident occurred when two tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicle were involved in a chain reaction accident in the southbound lanes of I-35W. Patrol officers were dispatched to the accident around 11:15 am.

Mark Boland, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene while for others were transported to area hospitals.

Two of the injured were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, one person was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, and the final injured individual was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth. Reports indicate two of the injured were listed in critical condition and two were listed in serious condition.

Authorities are continuing their investigation of the accident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,534 traffic fatalities in 2014, marking a 3.7-percent increase over the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
  • 1,974 of the deaths recorded in 2014 were attributed to collisions that occurred in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents in 2014 with 17,152 people reporting incapacitating injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds in 2014.


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