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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.

Collision kills 1 woman and injures another

Two women were involved in an accident on a back road in East Texas, killing one of them and sending the other to the hospital. The police believe that the wreck happened when one of the woman's SUV crossed over the center line of the highway and struck the other woman's vehicle.

Police were dispatched to the scene of the accident at 9:40 a.m. on Aug. 3. They traveled to the site, which was four miles east of Hemphill in Sabine County, and found two SUVs that had run into each other on FM 3121. One vehicle, a SUV driven by a 74-year-old woman from Hemphill, had been driving north in the southbound lane where she collided with a second SUV driven by a 73-year-old woman who was also from Hemphill.

Elderly Texas man killed in 2-vehicle crash

A 72-year-old man was killed in two-vehicle collision that occurred on July 26 at 1:55 p.m. in Galveston. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to reports, the victim was driving a minivan west when a male driver of an SUV was headed east. When the driver of the SUV allegedly attempted to make a U-turn, his vehicle collided with the driver's side of the minivan.

Car crash injures 2, kills 1 in Texas

The Galveston Police Department reported that a two-vehicle crash left one person dead and two others injured on July 26. The accident occurred around 1:50 p.m. on Seawall Boulevard, and the decedent was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to authorities, the 72-year-old victim was driving a Toyota Sienna minivan west on the roadway when an eastbound, black Infiniti SUV attempted to make a U-turn and hit the left side of the van. The driver's wife, who was a passenger in the minivan, suffered serious injuries and was transported to John Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch. The male driver of the SUV was also injured. He was taken to the same hospital and was in stable condition as of July 26 according to police.

1 dead in Texas 3-vehicle crash

One man died and another was injured in a domino-effect accident involving three vehicles on U.S. Highway 69 near Colmesneil in Tyler County on July 16. A third person involved in the crash was not injured. Authorities say all three drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that the accident happened in the early afternoon when a northbound Dodge Ram slowed to make a left turn into a private driveway and was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Silverado. This initial impact pushed the Dodge Ram into southbound traffic where it was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck.

Multiple-vehicle wreck near San Marcos kills 1, injures 9

An accident involving six vehicles on Texas 80 near San Marcos resulted in the death of one man and injuries to nine other people. Police are investigating another man for intoxication manslaughter for causing the July 4 accident.

According to police, the wreck began when a Dodge Neon crashed into a Nissan Altima from behind, pushing the Nissan into oncoming traffic. The 25-year-old male driver of the Nissan, from Woodlands, had been about to turn left onto County Road 101 from Texas 80 when the Dodge failed to stop and hit the Nissan. The Nissan was then hit by another car and a truck. This impact pushed the Nissan, which then collided with a Department of Public Safety vehicle. A sixth vehicle was also involved in the accident.

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