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Texas Officials: At Least 1 Traffic Death per Day Since 2000

At least one person has died on Texas roadways every day since November 2000, state traffic safety officials say. The Texas Department of Transportation said that since Nov. 7, 2000, fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes on Texas roadways have …

Number of Road Construction Work Zone Deaths High in Iowa

Iowa officials say a surge in construction projects and an increase in miles driven by motorists have led to a high number of people dying in road construction work zone crashes this year. Ten people have died in work zone …

Charter Bus with Texas School Athletes Crashes; 2 Dead

Texas Department of Public Safety authorities say two people are dead after a head-on crash involving a pickup truck and a chartered bus carrying 34 coaches and athletes from seven El Paso high schools returning home from a regional track …

Texas Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Oklahoma Crash Has Died

A Texas truck driver accused of causing a 2014 crash in Oklahoma that killed four college softball players has died by suicide at his home. The prosecutor in the Oklahoma case, Murray County District Attorney Craig Ladd, confirmed to The …

Florida’s Rising Traffic Deaths Prompt Statewide ‘Arrive Alive’ Safety Campaign

Florida has rolled out an aggressive new campaign targeted at decreasing the number of traffic deaths in the state, which have steadily been rising since 2014. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) announced in mid-January the …

Number of Pedestrian Deaths Rises Dramatically in Houston

The number of pedestrians in Houston who have been struck and killed by cars has spiked this year — already 31 percent higher than the total for all of 2015 — according to police. At least 71 pedestrians have been …

2 Dead, 36 Hurt in Louisiana After Bus Hits Fire Truck, Other Vehicles

Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on a highway, killing two people and injuring dozens. Trooper Melissa Matey says the …

Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise; Up 9% in First Half of Year

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 9 percent higher through the first six months of 2016 than in 2015, and 18 percent higher than two years ago at the six month mark. An estimated …

Traffic Safety Investigators Probing California Bus Crash That Killed 4

Federal safety investigators converged this week in central California to investigate a highway wreck that nearly sliced a bus in half, killed four people and injured 23. “At this point we don’t know what occurred immediately before the crash,” said …

Iowa Distracted Driving Fatalities Doubled in 2015

The number of people killed or injured in accidents caused by use of electronic devices doubled in Iowa last year. Fourteen people were killed statewide in 2015, compared to seven the previous year, according to the Globe Gazette in Mason …