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Man Killed in Gatesville Trucking Collision

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities are investigating a fatal head-on collision that left one man dead outside of Gatesville, Texas.

Details of the Accident

According to KWTX, 32-year-old Justin Lusk of Gatesville was killed Wednesday morning when his vehicle was struck head-on by a tractor-trailer.

Authorities responded to the accident on U.S. Highway 84 around 5:30 am. Lusk was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a witness, the 18-wheeler was traveling westbound when it hit Lusk’s pickup. The truck driver and his passenger were uninjured.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,921 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2012 – a 4-percent increase over 2011 when 3,781 deaths were recorded.
  • Of those killed in 2012:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were nonoccupants including pedestrians and pedalcyclists
  • Another 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012, increasing 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011.


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