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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.

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.

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