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One Dead in Texas Trucking Accident

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Jessica Brito2 years ago

A report by The Eagle states that a resident of Bryan, Texas was killed Thursday morning after being involved in a three-vehicle accident.

Details of the Three Vehicle Collsion

The Texas Department of Public Safety officials stated 59-year-old driver Paul Sterling was driving westbound on Texas 21 when his vehicle lost control and crossed over the median and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer.

The DPS mentioned that the a third driver, 33-year-old Sofia Chavez-Villeda, tried to avoid the accident and veered into a ditch.

Unfortunately, Mr. Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Louis Garcia Jr. after 11:30 a.m. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Randy Ramirez, 41, was free of injuries, and Chavez-Villeda sustained minor injuries.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,408 people were killed in auto accidents in 2013 – a 0.26-percent decrease from the 3,417 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 526 traffic fatalities were linked to head-on collisions in 2013.
  • An additional 232,599 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 16,807 people suffering serious injuries.


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