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Woman Dead After Being Hit by a Car at USPS Office

Southwest Houston, 2900 block of Rogerdale Road car crash accident leaves one person dead. Woman was hit by a car while she was entering into the United States Postal Service on Wednesday evening, November 30th.

As per the Police department, she was dead at the scene; the car driver suffered no serious injuries and has been taken to the hospital. As per the information, the car driver by mistake hit the gas pedal and drove into USPS and led to the fatal accident.

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Vanisri, Meghana & Nikhila Killed in Texas Crash

Wife and daughters of TANA Board Director Nagendra Srinivas Kodali were killed in an accident in Waller, TX on Sunday, September 25th at Kickapoo and FM 2920. Vanisri Yalamanchili and Meghana Kodali were killed at the spot. Nikhila Kodali died at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

As per Rebecca Carballo, Houston Chronicle:

Bellaire resident Vanisri Yalamanchili was reportedly bringing her daughter home from Texas A&M University to celebrate an Indian holiday when their car was T-boned in Waller County Sunday.

Yalamanchili, 53, and Meghana Kodali, 20, were killed on impact. The younger daughter, a 16-year-old Bellaire High School student, was take by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where she died.

The family was driving home to celebrate Dasara, a major Hindu festival, according to the India Herald. The father of the girls, Nagendra Kodali, is an anesthesiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also chairman of the Teluga Association of North America.

The two sisters were both skilled classical Indian dancers and held a major dance performance together in 2018.

The fatal accident happened just after 11 a.m. Sunday at Kickapoo and FM 2920. Yalamanchili was driving south on Kickapoo in Lexus when she allegedly failed to stop at a blinking red light, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.

A 2022 Chevrolet Silverado traveling east on FM 2920 struck the car at “highway speeds.”

DPS investigated the crash.

News & image source >> Bellaire mother, two daughters killed in Waller crash on their drive home from Texas A&M

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1 killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash on US-75 in Allen

A motor vehicle accident closed Westbound Stacy Road at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, as a truck lay overturned under US-75 at Stacy Road.

Accident closes Westbound Stacy Road at US-75 in Allen

According to a bystander on the scene, the vehicle, “flew off 75 and hit the ground.”

Police officers and emergency services are on the scene to put out the fire and control traffic. More information to come as available.

Commuters can expect delays in all directions for the remainder of the evening and into tonight. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. the East Service Road from Cabela’s Drive to Stacy Rd will be shutdown.

The Allen Police Department announced that one person has tragically died as a result of the crash that occurred on US-75 at the Stacy Road overpass.

Officers were called at 2:57 p.m. to a major crash in the 2000 block of northbound US-75. When they arrived, officers found a tractor trailer on the east service road engulfed in flames.

“It appears the tractor trailer was northbound on US-75 and collided with another vehicle,” the department said in a press release. “After the collision, the tractor trailer drove over the right side of the overpass, crashed on the service road below, and burst into flames. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

The Allen Police Department is asking the community for cooperation while investigating the scene.

Anyone who witnessed this crash or has any information regarding it is asked to contact the Allen Police Department Traffic Unit at 214.509.4288.

News source>> Accident closes Westbound Stacy Road at US-75 in Allen

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Waymon Smith and Jaron Smith Killed in Devers Car Crash

A head-on accident on Thursday, Aug. 25, has claimed the life of two brothers and seriously injured another driver, all from the Beaumont area, according to Sgt. Rob Willoughby, supervisor of the Liberty County office of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The accident took place at 12:23 p.m. on US 90 about a mile west of Devers in Southeast Liberty County. A westbound 2013 Dodge Avenger attempted to pass a Nissan Rogue and collided head-on in the eastbound lane of travel. The driver of the Avenger, 31-year-old Waymon Smith, and his brother, Jaron Smith, 28, were both killed.

The driver of the Nissan Rogue, Kimberly Gary, 52, of Beaumont, was talking to medics and first responders after the crash and is expected to survive, Willoughby said. The seriousness of her injuries, however, required that she be airlifted by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

Willoughby said that neither of the decedents was wearing a seatbelt, which likely contributed to their deaths.

“There was damage to the driver compartment but it didn’t appear to be damage that would result in death,” he said.

This is the 12th DPS-investigated fatality accident in Liberty County this year, resulting in 15 deaths.

“That is not taking into account fatal accidents that occurred in cities that were investigated by city agencies,” Willoughby said. “We had 16 DPS-investigated fatality accidents in Liberty County last year and we still have four months left in 2022.”

All of the 12 fatality accidents were avoidable and the result of driver error and inattention, or not wearing seatbelts.

“It is very frustrating. A lot of people think it’s better to not wear a safety belt in the event of their car running into water or catching on fire, but in my 20 years of law enforcement, I have seen far more people die from not wearing a seat belt than from wearing one. So many of these accidents are avoidable and caused by people driving too fast, texting and not paying attention. Whatever you think is so important that you need to text or speed to save a couple of minutes is not worth it. Please don’t take the risk,” Willoughby said.

The accident is being investigated by Trooper Corey Prantil. Willoughby and DPS Corp. Nathaniel Godfrey assisted in the investigation. A DPS drone operated by Trooper Benjamin Polanski with the DPS office in New Caney was used to scale the accident scene.

According to Willoughby, the next of kin of the deceased victims has been notified.

News source: 2 brothers killed in fatal crash in Devers Thursday

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Spencer Allen killed in Bridge City Motorcycle Accident

Bridge City Police have identified a motorcyclist who died after Sunday night motorcycle accident. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 30-year-old Spencer Raygon Allen of Groves. On July 10, 2022 around 7:10 p.m., Bridge City Police were called to an accident at the intersection of FM 1442 and National Drive, according to a news release from the Bridge City Police Department.

Officers learned that the driver of a 2018 Dodge Charger failed to yield right away as he drove onto FM 1442, where he collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 30-year-old Spencer Raygon Allen of Groves. Allen was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Judge Chad Jenkins.
This crash is currently under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the release.

From a Bridge City Police Department news release:

On July 10, 2022 around 7:10 pm., Officers responded to a fatality accident at the intersection of FM 1442 and National Drive. Upon Officers arrival, they learned the driver of a 2018 Dodge Charger, failed to yield right away, as he proceeded to drive onto FM 1442. The driver of the Dodge Charger, Gregorio Carrera, entered into the path of a 2021 Harley Davidson motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to collide with the Charger. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 30 year old, Spencer Raygon Allen of Groves Texas. Mr. Allen was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Chad Jenkins.

News source: Motorcyclist identified after deadly Sunday night accident in Bridge City

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Lake Travis Incident – 1 Dead, 1 Missing & 1 Hospitalized

An Austin man is dead, another swimmer is missing and a third was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after separate incidents on Central Texas waterways on the July 4 holiday.

Two of the incidents occurred in Lake Travis, which local officials had warned was at higher-than-normal risk for potential drownings due to its lower water level caused by drought conditions.

The confirmed drowning happened on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, where officials identified the victim as Pablo Daniel Calzada Rodriguez, 27, of Austin.

At the scene, first responders attempted life-saving measures on Rodriguez, who had been pulled from the water after going under for an undetermined amount of time. He was transported to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital New Braunfels where he was pronounced dead, according to the New Braunfels Police Department.

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46 People Found Dead Inside 18-Wheeler According to San Antonio Police & Fire Department

The San Antonio Police Department shared details of the “horrific tragedy” on Monday. Forty-six men and women have been found dead in an 18-wheeler in southwest San Antonio, Texas. They are all believed to undocumented migrants.

Authorities described a horrific scene where they found bodies of men and women inside the trailer which was discovered Monday as temperatures reached a high of 103 degrees

Chief William P. McManus said in a live press conference via Facebook that police received the first call at 5:50 p.m. local time. An employee who worked at a nearby building “heard a cry for help” and “came out to investigate.” Upon approaching the truck, he saw the door was “partially open” and soon found the 46 dead individuals inside.

An additional 16 people (12 adults and four children) were rushed to nearby hospitals in varying conditions after multiple police, fire trucks and ambulances responded to the scene at the 9600 block of Quintana Road.

Two were admitted to University Hospital and at least five were brought to Baptist Medical Center in unknown conditions, PEOPLE confirms.

Chief McManus added that three people are now in custody; however, it’s not clear if they’re “absolutely connected” to the deaths.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said the fire department was called to the scene over reports of a dead individual. Upon arrival, they found the trailer with one body outside and multiple bodies inside.

“The patients that we saw were hot to the touch,” Chief Hood said of the victims. “They were suffering from exhaustion, no signs of water in the vehicle.” There was also no working air conditioning unit on the vehicle.

“We’re not supposed to open up a truck and see stacks of bodies in there,” he continued. “None of us come to work imagining that.”

Those taken to the hospital were conscious “at the time of transportation,” he added, later saying that they’re expected “to survive.”

The trailer was crammed full of people as temperatures in San Antonio reached a high of 103 degrees.

It is not clear how many people were in the tractor-trailer when it was abandoned near train tracks and an auto salvage yard, or how long they had been inside. Not everyone has been accounted for.

“This is nothing short of a horrific tragedy,” said San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Our job is not to ask why. Our job is to ask how we can help. That’s why you’re seeing medical assistance. As far as the federal investigation goes, that’s in the hands of the feds. I’m sure there will be more questions and hopefully some answers as we move forward.”

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson tells PEOPLE, “On June 27, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) responded to a call from San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) in reference to an alleged human smuggling event involving a tractor trailer on Quintana Road near Cassin Road. Upon arrival in the scene, HSI confirmed more than 40 deceased individuals.”

They added, “HSI continues its enforcement efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our communities. We will continue to address the serious public safety threat posed by human smuggling organizations and their reckless disregard for the health and safety of those smuggled. To report suspicious activity, we encourage people to call the HSI Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. All calls are kept confidential.”

San Antonio Fire Department confirms to PEOPLE that this is “an active and ongoing incident” with the investigation being led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Homeland Security Investigations San Antonio confirms to PEOPLE the agency is on scene. The agency will lead a federal investigation.

HSI San Antonio has initiated an investigation with support of SAPD. Details will be released as they are available, and the criminal investigation remains ongoing.

San Antonio is expecting an estimated 19,000 migrants to pass through the city this June as the federal government will provide $10.8 million in reimbursements through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program for hotel rooms, food and a planned processing center, according to KSAT-TV.

“We’ve seen unprecedented numbers coming through San Antonio” Assistant City Manager Lori Houston told the outlet. “The past three months, we’ve seen about 50,000 migrants coming to San Antonio from the border.”

Monday’s tragedy is one of the deadliest in recent history involving migrants. In 2019, a similar fatal road crossing incident in England resulted in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants, according to Sky News. The victims were found in a similar truck, dying from suffocation and hypothermia.

News Source >> 46 People Dead, 16 Hospitalized After Being Found Inside 18-Wheeler in San Antonio

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Four-Vehicle Collision near Dolphin Road Leaves 1 Dead

The crash happened around 2 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Dolphin Road, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. A four-vehicle accident killed one person and shut down Interstate 30 east of downtown Dallas for several hours Monday morning, officials said.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near Dolphin Road, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. Dallas Fire-Rescue crews responded and found one person dead.

Deputies learned that the crash involved four vehicles in the left lane of the highway, where a Chevrolet Malibu stalled. A box truck struck the Malibu, and then a pickup truck struck the box truck. A sedan came along and crashed into the truck, officials said.

After the crash, the pickup truck drove away and the driver of the box truck fled the scene before deputies arrived. The box truck remained at the crash scene. Authorities shut down the highway for several hours, backing up traffic through downtown into the morning rush hour.

The name of the victim has not been released. More information about the crash was not available.

News Source >> 1 killed in 4-vehicle crash that shut down I-30 for hours in Dallas

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Texas Highway 32 Fatal Car Crash Left a Man Seriously Injured

A man from Licking was seriously hurt Saturday night in a crash west of his hometown.

Joseph A. Kaplan, 26, was driving an eastbound 2013 Chevrolet Malibu that failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway, returned to the roadway, ran off the left side of the highway, struck several trees and overturned at 8:27 p.m., said Tpr. Marty Wiseman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident was about five miles west of Licking on Highway 32.

Kaplan, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken by air ambulance to Cox South in Springfield.

News Source: Man seriously hurt in Texas County accident on Highway 32