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One Dead in Conroe Trucking Accident

Destiny Baker2 years ago

At least one person is dead following a five vehicle collision involving a FedEx truck in Montgomery County on Thursday.

Details of the Conroe Truck Crash

According to KHOU, the southbound lanes of Interstate 45 were shut down just north of Conroe following a fatal trucking accident at FM 830 around 5:25 am.

Authorities believe a car struck the rear of the FedEx truck, causing the tractor-trailer to flip onto its side. Three other vehicles then struck the fallen 18-wheeler.

Authorities confirmed that at least one person died in the accident, but have not yet released the victims name or which vehicle the victim occupied. The conditions of others involved in the wreck were not released either.

The freeway was reopened shortly after 10 a.m.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • According to NHTSA, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured in traffic collisions involving large trucks in 2012.
  • This marked a 4 percent increase in the number of trucking fatalities from 2011 when 3,781 trucking related deaths were recorded.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2012:
    • 697 (18 percent) were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 (73 percent) were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 (10 percent) were non-occupants including pedestrians and cyclists
  • NHTSA determined that trucking accidents were most likely to occur on weekdays between 6:10 am and 5:59 pm.

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