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San Saba Man Killed in Shelby Co. Collision

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A 44-year-old man from San Saba, Texas was fatally injured Monday when a minivan and 18-wheeler collided head-on in Shelby County.

About the Shelby County Accident

The fatal crash occurred on U.S. Highway 96, roughly 10 miles south of Center, around 12:05 am.

According to KLTV, 44-year-old Cory Dow Stovall was traveling northbound on U.S. 96 in a 2014 Dodge Caravan when he crossed the center line and struck a 2010 International tractor-trailer head-on.

The collision caused the 18-wheeler to catch fire – the driver of the truck, James Lee Fuller, 69, was not injured in the accident. Stovall, however, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both men were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. The accident is still under investigation.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 traffic related deaths were recorded in 2013 – a 1.05-percent from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 1,883 deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas and 523 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people sustaining serious a serious injury.
  • Based on available crash data for 2013, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.

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