Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fatal Comanche County Crash

On Sunday evening, a one-car crash in Comanche County took the life of a Lawton man. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the incident happened just east of Lawton before 9:00 p.m. For currently unknown reasons, 45-year-old Asaan James Fife’s SUV left the roadway, hit a fence and rolled several times. Fife did not… Read More

Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash near Slidell

Last week, a crash near Slidell involving a semi-truck took the life of a Sanger woman. According to the Wise County Messenger, 64-year-old Anita Eugster was headed westbound on Farm Road 455 on Wednesday morning just before the crash. As she attempted to turn south at the intersection for Farm Road 51, her car was… Read More

Suspected Drunk Driving Crash in Lawton

On Saturday night, two collisions happened within minutes of each other in Lawton. One of the crashes sent a child to the hospital. The first crash involved a suspected drunk driver. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, some time around 7:00 p.m., a white sedan struck a concrete barrier on Cache Road near Quanah… Read More

7.8 Million Cars Recalled for Defective Air Bags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing the recall of 7.8 million cars due to defective air bags. Under certain conditions, the inflators on these particular air bags can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. According to NBC News, car owners in coastal and southern states are most at risk.… Read More

Fatal One-Car Crash in Wichita Falls

Last Friday night, a one-car crash took the life of a well-known Wichita Falls community member. Marvin “Fat” McBride was headed westbound on FM 3393 when his truck left the roadway and crashed. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the 2003 Toyota Tundra veered right and struck several culverts. The truck went airborne and landed… Read More

Investigative Developments in NCTC Bus Crash

Two weeks ago, we reported on the fatal crash that took the lives of four students from North Central Texas College. They students, part of the women’s softball team, were headed back from a game against Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma. A tractor-trailer crossed the grassy center area of Interstate 35 and struck the bus… Read More

Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Wichita Falls

On Saturday afternoon, a hit-and-run driver fatally struck a Wichita Falls resident. According to KFDX News Channel Three, 64-year-old Connie Merrell was riding her bicycle on North Beverly when she was struck by a grey or silver sedan. Although she was rushed to the hospital, she died as a result of her injuries on Saturday… Read More

Addressing Commercial Trucking Crashes in Texas

In September, we reported on the Houston Chronicle article outlining the increase in multiple-fatality crashes in association with the oil and gas boom across the state. Between 2009 and 2013, traffic fatalities occurring in commercial vehicle crashes have risen by 51 percent across the state. Ted Houghton, Transportation Commission Chairman, is calling on officials in… Read More

Fatal NCTC Bus Crash

On Friday night, a crash in Oklahoma took the lives of four North Central Texas College (NCTC) students. According to KFDX News Channel Three, 15 members of the NCTC women’s softball team were on the bus at the time of the crash. For currently unknown reasons, a semi-truck struck their bus head-on. The four NCTC… Read More