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One Toddler, Three Adults Killed in Kyle Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

Four people – including a toddler – were killed in a fatal accident on Interstate 35 in Kyle on Friday morning.

Details about the Fatal Accident in Kyle

KEYE-TV is reporting that the Kyle Police responded to the scene of a deadly accident on Friday morning in Interstate 35 in Kyle.

According to the authorities who responded to the scene, the accident happened sometime after 1 a.m., when a 911 call reporting a wrong-way driver heading south on the northbound lanes was received at the department. After the call was reported to the department, they received another call reporting the accident.

Kyle Police have confirmed that the accident involved three vehicles and took the lives of four people in one vehicle, and could potentially take the life of another person that was in one of the other vehicles that was involved in the accident.

Chief Jeff Barnett of the Kyle Police has confirmed that there were a total of four fatalities: two adult males, an adult female, and a child that was anywhere from 18 months to two years old.

The three vehicles that were involved in the accident were a Honda civic, a Ford Windstar minivan, and a Ford F150. The male individual that was driving the wrong way on the interstate was in the Civic. That driver was taken to a hospital in Austin.

The driver of the Ford pickup, also male, was treated and released at the scene of the accident. The other people involved, who were riding in the minivan, include two young children. The children in the minivan were taken to the Dell Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Important Information about Accidents Involving Children

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

  • Child fatalities in motor vehicles has been on a steady decline in the United States since 1975.
  • In 2013, there were a total of 939 children that were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • At total of 245 of the child fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in 2013 involved children that were less than three years of age.


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