One unidentified man was killed in a two-vehicle crash after an 18-wheeler collided with a stopped vehicle on I-35E on Thursday morning, December 30, 2021.
The crash happened around 1:45 a.m. on Interstate 35E.
A vehicle was stopped in one of the southbound I-35E lanes, according to Lewisville Police.
The stopped car was pushed hundreds of feet down the highway when an 18-wheeler collided with it.
The 18-wheeler’s fuel tank ruptured in the collision, spilling diesel fuel across multiple lanes.
Officers from Lewisville arrived on the scene and were able to speak with the driver of the stopped vehicle shortly after the collision. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but he died soon after.
His vehicle was stopped for unknown reasons, and police have yet to release his name while they work to notify his family.
The 18-wheeler’s driver reportedly received minor injuries.
Traffic on southbound I-35E was diverted to SH 121 Business as a result of the accident, and crews worked overnight to clear and reopen lanes in time for rush hour traffic. Thanks to their efforts, all lanes were reopened by 7:30 a.m.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics
The number of people killed or severely injured in car accidents in the United States has increased over the past few years. According to the National Safety Council, over 38,000 people lost their lives in car accidents in the United States in 2010. (NSC).
Car accidents are the leading cause of death and injury in Texas. The death toll from car accidents in Texas is one every hour and twenty-one minutes, and the injury toll is one every minute and four seconds.
A fatality rate of 1.50 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled was recorded in Texas in 2013. An 18.94 percent increase over the previous year’s figure of 1.26.
The number of traffic fatalities in Texas increased. Compared to the 3,623 deaths that occurred in 2019, there were 7.54 percent more deaths in 2020.
More than 14,000 Texans were killed or severely injured as a result of car accidents in 2020.
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