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Two Killed at Dangerous Cherokee County Intersection

Cordes Crawford1 year ago

A crash in Cherokee County, Texas killed two Stephen F. Austin State University students on Monday.

About the Fatal Accident

FA students Qudus Jacobs and Chikosolu Ughanzee were both killed Monday in a two vehicle accident when their vehicle failed to yield right-of-way at the intersection of Highways 110 and 204.

Unfortunately, law enforcement knows it won't be the last time an accident occurs at the deadly Ponta Community intersection. Law Enforcement officers say major accidents there are extremely common with one or two occurring every month.  

State trooper Steven Crosby said his supervisors held a meeting with the Texas DOT, who looked at whether or not an overpass might help; however, reports indicated the project would be a million-dollar undertaking that would require state funding, which is extremely unlikely to happen.

Currently, a series of warning signs and flashing lights indicating who has right-of-way and who must stop are posted. To decrease accidents at the intersection, authorities are urging motorists to pay attention and refrain from texting or using their phone while driving.

Texas Auto Accident Attorney

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic related deaths in 2013 – roughly one death every 2 hours and 16 seconds.
  • 767 of those deaths were attributed to collisions that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injury.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds in 2013.

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