Gilmer – Solo-Vehicle Collision on US 271
Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 12:35 pm
The Texas Department of Public Safety officials are conducting an investigation about an auto accident on US 271 which caused the death of one person last Saturday night.
Just after 6:00 p.m., the incident took place at the northbound lanes of US 271, 6 miles north of Gilmer. According to initial reports, an undescribed vehicle was seen traveling along the highway when, for yet unknown reasons reasons, it drifted off the roadway and crashed into a number of trees nearby. The impact of the collision left the driver with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead by emergency crews who responded to the scene.
The victim was identified only as a 77-year-old Mount Pleasant man.
No one else was injured.
The circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation by LPD crash investigators.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.