CLEBURNE – An East Texas woman died and a passenger in her vehicle was critically injured early Sunday when their van collided with an 18-wheeler early Sunday, police said.
The wreck occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Farm Road 1434 at U.S. 67.
The victim was identified as Honey Reavis, 30, of Nacogdoches. She was pronounced dead at 1:47 a.m, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website.
A male passenger in Reavis’ 2006 Kia van was taken to a Fort Worth hospital with injuries that could be life threatening, police said. His name was not released.
Reavis was driving west when her van entered the intersection and was hit by a northbound 1997 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer. The truck driver was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation, and incidents like these are why it’s so important to quickly retain a truck wreck lawyer if you’ve been in an accident.
In 2015 there were 4,067 people killed and an estimated 116,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the United States, an estimated 433,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2015.
Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks increased by 4 percent from 3,908 in 2014 to 4,067 in 2015. Over a 10-year period there was a 19 percent decrease in the total number of people killed in semi truck crashes, from 5,027 fatalities in 2006 to 4,067 fatalities in 2015. Of the fatalities in 2015:
- 74 percent (2,990) were occupants of other vehicles,
- 16 percent (667) were occupants of large trucks, and
- 10 percent (410) were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclist, etc.).
From 2014 to 2015 there was a 5-percent increase in the number of occupants of other vehicles killed, and a 4-percent increase in the number of nonoccupants killed. is is the highest number of other occupants killed since 3,151 people died in 2008.
In 2015 there were an estimated 116,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks—an increase of 4 percent from an estimated 111,000 in 2014. Over a 10-year period there has been a 10-percent increase in the total number of people injured in large-truck crashes, from 106,000 injured in 2006 to 116,000 injured in 2015.
Of the people injured in 2015:
- 73 percent (84,000) were occupants of other vehicles,
- 24 percent (30,000) were occupants of large trucks, and
- 4 percent (3,000) were nonoccupants.