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West Texas Woman Dies in Single-Car Accident

Jonathan Hernandez11 months ago

News West 9 is reporting that a Lufkin woman has died in a one-vehicle accident in Nacogdoches County.

Details about the Fatal Car Crash

The woman, 37-year-old Chundra Larose Sigler, died at the Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital around 5:25 p.m. on Friday January 15.

According to a Department of Public Safety dispatch, the victim was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe headed north on Highway 59, just 5 miles south of Nacogdoches at 11:55 a.m. at the time of the accident.

The victim’s truck left the side of the road and crashed into a telephone pole and then a tree. It is believed that the victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Statistics about Fatalities when the Victim is not wearing a Seat Belt

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading cause of death for individuals ages 1-43 in the United States.
  • Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries by about half.
  • Of the teens (ages 13-20 years) that died in 2012, about 55 percent of them were not wearing a seat belt at the time of their accident.
  • Men are 10 percent less likely to wear seat belts than women in the United States.

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