TYLER, TEXAS - One person died and another was hurt due to a wreck over the weekend on Texas Highway 31 East outside Tyler. Only one vehicle was involved in the wreck.
According to police, the victim was 32-year-old Ponciano Aguilar. Aguilar was driving his pickup down the highway when it drove off the road and overturned several times. Aguilar and his passenger, 20-year-old Israel Alvarez, were thrown from the vehicle. The reason for the wreck is still unknown.
Aguilar died at the scene and Alvarez was take to Tyler hospital. The severity of Alvarez's injuries are currently unknown.
Not all accidents involve car-on-car contact. In fact, nearly half of all deadly Texas car accident are single-vehicle, according to statistics from the International Institute for Highway Safety.
There's no one reason a driver might crash their own car. Sometimes, it's the driver's fault: maybe they were distracted, texting, checking their GPS, speeding, drunk or tired, and that's what led them to wreck. In other instances, however, external factors are to blame. We all know DFW roads are bogged down by construction and poorly maintained roads, and outside factors can cause a driver to crash their own car.