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Woman Killed in McLennan Head-On Collision

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A woman was fatally injured Friday morning after her vehicle collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle in rural McLennan County.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to KWTX, 73-year-old Barbara Jean Scheler was traveling on U.S. Highway 84, northeast of Waco, around 9:30 am when her Buick Century collided with a 2004 Ford Focus.

Scheler was killed in the collision. The driver of the Focus was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center with serious injuries – his not was not released.

Authorities are investigating the incident and are trying to determine what caused the accident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic fatalities in 2013. This marked a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 1,883 of the deaths recorded in 2013 were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas of Texas, and 523 people lost their lives in head-on collisions.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injury.
  • Based on available crash data for the year, TxDOT estimates that one person was killed in an auto accident every 2 hours and 36 minutes and one person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.


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