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Woman Killed by Rocks Falling From Semi

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Brigitte Barrera3 years ago

On Tuesday, September 16th, a car accident involving multiple vehicles resulted in a woman’s death after her car was struck by a rock in Bastrop County.

Details of the Fatal Bastrop Accident

According to the Brownsville Herald, the car accident happened in Paige, Texas on U.S. Highway 290. Four vehicles, two semitrailers and two cars, were involved in the incident.

One of the semitrailers was carrying large rocks. This semi crossed onto a lane with oncoming traffic in order to avoid another semitrailer that was turning.

The load of large rocks went flying all over the highway and hit a vehicle. The struck vehicle was occupied by a couple. It is unknown whether the man or woman was driving.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene while the man was flown to a local hospital. One of the truck drivers was also taken to a hospital. Conditions and identities of the victims have not been released.

This accident is still under investigation

U.S. Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2012, 3,921 people were killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks.
  • This marks a 4 percent increase from 2011 when 3,781 trucking related fatalities were recorded.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents in 2012:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were non-occupants including bicyclists and pedestrians


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