State Department of Transportation figures show at least one person, and usually many more, now has died in Texas every day for more than 13 years.
Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash along the southbound service road of I-35 near Continental Avenue in Dallas.
The Oklahoma state medical examiner’s office says at least 24 people were killed in Monday’s massive Oklahoma tornado. The death toll is expected to rise.
The Texas Department of Transportation is hoping that a sobering new message on highway digital message boards will help save lives in the state. The advisory flashing on the boards lets drivers know that 1,785 people have died on Texas roads this year.
State officials say traffic fatalities in Texas dropped 11 percent in 2009 to the lowest number since 1993.