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3-vehicle accident in West Texas kills 3

A Dec. 6 accident between two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer at the West Texas junction of State Highway 176 and FM 1788 resulted in three fatalities. The Department of Public Safety reported that the fatal collision took place at about 8:30 a.m. and left one person with injuries.

The car accident happened east of Andrews, authorities said. According to the DPS, a 32-year-old El Paso man was driving a Jeep south on FM 1788 when he ran a stop sign at the State Highway 176 junction and collided with a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck. The accident transpired in the path of an eastbound semi-truck, which subsequently became involved in the wreck. The 47-year-old driver of the semi-truck could not avoid hitting both vehicles, authorities said.

Texas students seriously injured in car accident

An accident that occurred on Nov. 30 on State Highway 105 East around 8:30 p.m. left five students from a Texas university hospitalized, according to authorities. The accident reportedly happened when a pickup truck crossed the highway's centerline and collided head-on with a red Hyundai carrying the five students, who were returning to Texas from Thanksgiving holiday in Louisiana.

Rescue workers reportedly required half an hour to extract everyone from the red Hyundai on account of the severity of the collision, and two of the students had to be cut out. Officials described the condition of two students who received aerial transport to a hospital as critical, while the driver of the students' Hyundai was listed in stable condition. According to authorities, the accident remains under investigation. The Department of Public Safety indicated that no charges were immediately filed in connection with the wreck but that the case will be submitted to the district attorney's office at the conclusion of their investigation.

Man accused of causing fatal accident while drunk

The police in Texas have accused a 25-year-old man of drunken driving after an accident where he is alleged to have run a red light and his three cars on Plano Road in Far Northeast Dallas. He also faces charges of intoxication manslaughter after an individual who had been involved in the accident died from their wounds.

The accident happened at 11:16 p.m. on Nov. 25, when the man is said to have been driving east on Forest Lane. When he arrived at Plano Road, he apparently failed to stop and ran into three cars driving north.

Fiery head-on crash in Texas kills 1, injures 1

One man was killed and another was hospitalized after their cars collided and caught fire on Nov. 15. The accident occurred just before 2:40 a.m. on Farm to Market Road 136 near Bayside.

The deceased man, a 35-year-old Portland resident, was traveling south on FTM 136 in a 2002 Cadillac when his car crossed the centerline and into the northbound lane. A 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck hauling a trailer was rounding a curve on a hill when the Cadillac entered its path. The pickup's driver, a 33-year-old Brownsville man, later said that he tried to avoid a collision but was unable to do so. The vehicles collided head-on and came to a stop with the pickup's front end resting on top of the Cadillac's front. The crash caused both vehicles to become engulfed in flames.

Head-on collision in Texas leads to serious injuries

A 41-year-old and a 23-year-old man were injured in a crash that took place on Nov. 10 at approximately 8 p.m. The accident took place at the intersection of State Route 62 and Walea Road in Orange. According to authorities, the 41-year-old man was driving his Chevy SUV southbound on State Route 62 when a passenger vehicle failed to obey a stop sign going west on Walea Road.

The man then swerved to avoid the vehicle, crossed the center line of traffic and collided with a Buick being driven by the 23-year-old man heading north on SR 62. Authorities say that the older man was taken to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas with severe bruising and broken ribs. The other man was taken to Baptist Orange Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Multi-vehicle pileup due to pipes on highway

An accident on northbound U.S. Route 87 in Texas caused a six-vehicle pileup on Nov. 5 after a truck tractor pulling a trailer dumped a load of pipes onto the highway. According to sources, the combination of the pipes on the rain-slick highway and the early-morning darkness caused the chain reaction.

The accident happened near Crook Road in Wall around 6 a.m. when the 2007 truck tractor, hauling a semi loaded with pipes, hit a wet stretch on the roadway. The truck skidded on the wet roadway and drifted toward the right. In an attempt to gain control, the driver overcorrected, causing the Volvo truck to skid back toward the left and roll over in the center median. According to police, five vehicles behind the truck were unable to see the pipes strewn across the highway. The driver of the truck tractor was cited for operating the truck at a speed above that which was considered safe for his vehicle.

Woman dies after being crushed by semi-truck in Texas accident

One person died and another was injured in a tractor-trailer accident on Oct. 27. The accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on Highway 225 in Pasadena. The deceased woman was traveling in the westbound lanes of 225 near Preston Road when she slowed down to avoid hitting a driver who had pulled his pickup truck to the side of the road to collect some plastic containers that blew off a trailer attached to his pickup. A semi-truck that was traveling behind the woman failed to slow down and struck her car, rolling forward and crushing the car beneath it.

The woman was trapped inside her car as a result of the crash. Rescue crews cut into the car to extricate her, but authorities pronounced her dead at the scene as a result of unspecified injuries. The driver of the semi-truck suffered injuries to his right arm. He received treatment at a Pasadena hospital and was later released. The driver of the pickup truck suffered no injuries.

Head-on collision along Texas highway kills 2

On Oct. 19, a head-on collision in Erath County claimed the lives of two men, authorities said. Moreover, an individual involved in the accident reportedly suffered nonfatal injuries.

According to officials, the 1 a.m. accident occurred roughly 70 miles from Bedford on U.S. 377, where a 27-year-old man driving a southbound 2009 Honda Civic swerved into oncoming traffic. In consequence, the Civic collided head-on with a 2009 Jeep Patriot driven by a 57-year-old man. According to authorities, the force of the impact instantly killed the Honda driver while injuring the Jeep driver and his passenger, a 63-year-old woman.

Male driver and female passenger killed in San Antonio crash

Law enforcement officers reported that two people died in a head-on collision that occurred on Oct. 13 in San Antonio. The other driver and three passengers were also seriously injured in the crash and had to be transported to the hospital.

A 23-year-old man was driving a Pontiac G8 on Vance Jackson when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the median into traffic headed in the opposite direction. He struck a Mercedes G500 that was carrying four people. The Pontiac's driver was killed. Also killed was a 36-year-old female passenger in the Mercedes. They were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency personnel.

Texas accident at construction site injures 4

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 277 in Texas resulted in injuries to four individuals on Oct. 9. The crash is still under investigation, but distracted driving is suspected.

The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta, a resident of Bronte, was cited in the incident. The 54-year-old man failed to control the speed of his vehicle, according to a representative of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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