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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.

Fatal head-on crash in Texas

Police say that the 25-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Impala collided head-on with an eastbound Nissan Maxima on the 1400 block of Parker near the Hardy Toll Road in North Houston while attempting to pass a westbound car around 11 p.m. on Sept. 30. The driver of the Impala also crashed into an SUV during the accident, and a local hospital treated and released both passengers in that vehicle.

The driver of the Maxima died in the crash, and paramedics rushed his passenger to Memorial Hermann hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Some reports state that the passenger was his wife who was eight weeks pregnant at the time of the accident.

Texas woman killed in crash involving alleged intoxicated driver

A woman was killed in an accident involving a suspected drunk driver in Hutchins on Sept. 21. The woman had pulled over onto the shoulder of the road and had turned on the vehicle's emergency flashers prior to the crash.

According to police, the fatal car accident took place around 4:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 45. A truck that was being driven by a 24-year-old man slammed into the rear of the woman's vehicle. The truck had veered from its lane into the shoulder just before the crash.

Head-on crash in Texas kills 1, injures 2

According to the Texas Department of Safety, a Sept. 18 incident on Texas State Highway 87 in Newton County involving two vehicles that collided head-on left one person dead and two other people with injuries. The 5:45 a.m. accident occurred just north of Highway 12, reportedly.

Officials stated that a 21-year-old man driving a Chevrolet passenger vehicle north on Highway 87 attempted to overtake a Dodge pickup truck along a stretch of the highway where passing is prohibited. Upon encountering an oncoming Ford pickup truck in the southbound lane, the Chevy driver swerved back into the northbound lane but lost control of the vehicle. According to authorities, he overcorrected. Subsequently, the Chevy careened into both pickup trucks, the northbound Dodge and the southbound Ford. Traffic on Highway 87 was reportedly shut down in both directions for roughly three hours while officials commenced an investigation into the crash.

Series of fatal wrecks occur in Texas

Three fatal accidents occurred in Denton County between the end of August and the beginning of September in 2014. The last accident took place on Sept. 8 around 6:45 p.m. when a 49-year-old man driving a semi-truck pulling a box trailer was traveling west on State Highway 114 near South County Line Road. That driver saw an eastbound Freightliner cross into his lane and tried to evade it, but the two vehicles still collided.

After the initial collision, the Freightliner crashed into a Hyundai Elantra and a Chevrolet Tahoe that were both traveling west, and the 50-year-old driver of the Hyundai died at the scene. The drivers of the westbound semi-truck and the Chevrolet received treatment at the crash site. The 60-year-old driver of the Freightliner was taken to a Fort Worth hospital by an air ambulance.

Fatal accident in Texas linked to drunk driving

A passenger who was riding in a Chevrolet pickup is dead following a collision on FM 971 in Williamson County. The late afternoon accident injured two others, and police have charged the driver of the pickup with drunk driving. This is the second time he has been charged with a similar offense.

The pickup driver allegedly admitted to police he was drinking beer before the accident, and an empty beer can was found in his vehicle. He was charged with aggravated assault and intoxication manslaughter and confined to the Williamson County Jail. His bond was set at $500,000.

Former nurse convicted of manslaughter, aggravated assault

A Texas former nurse drove her SUV into a grocery store in Austin in February 2012, killing one person and causing another to be severely injured. The woman was convicted of manslaughter and aggravated assault in a decision that took the jury less than an hour. She may face prison terms of up to 20 years each for the offenses, though the sentencing phase of the trial had not yet concluded at the time of the report.

The accident happened after the woman had been hospitalized for a seizure the previous day. She was given morphine and Percocet at the hospital, and the morphine allegedly peaked when she was headed home from the hospital the next day in a cab. She reportedly asked the cab driver to drop her off in a parking lot where she had left her SUV before being hospitalized. She then allegedly drove home, took more pills and got in her vehicle again.

3-vehicle crash kills 2, injures 1

Two people died in a multi-vehicle crash in Floyd County, Texas, on August 19. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred around 7:45 p.m. after a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado traveling north on State Highway 207 rear-ended a 2011 Chevy Silverado. The rear truck then veered into the highway's southbound lanes and struck a Jeep Cherokee head-on.

The later-model Chevy ended up in a field to the right of the highway's northbound lanes. The other pickup stopped in the southbound lanes, and the Jeep was found in a field on the right of those traffic lanes.

Car accident turns deadly for biker in Texas

A fatal accident in Austin between a car and a motorcycle reportedly ended in the death of the motorcyclist. According to police, the accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Police said the fatal collision occurred at an intersection when a westbound sedan failed to yield the right-of-way and unlawfully turned into an eastbound motorcycle, causing the motorcyclist to crash into the car's passenger side. The man riding the bike was instantly killed at the scene. The sedan driver did not report any injuries; however, a passenger was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries.

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