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Stretch of I-30 in Fort Worth Is Among State's Deadliest: Study

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    A stretch of Interstate 30 east of downtown Fort Worth ranks among the state's deadliest, according to a new study. (Published Monday, Aug. 14, 2017)

    A stretch of Interstate 30 east of downtown Fort Worth ranks among the state's deadliest, according to a new study.

    It found 14 people died along I-30 between downtown and Oakland Street from 2013 to 2015, making it the second-most dangerous stretch of highway in the entire state, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    Just last month, a suspected drunk driver slammed into a police officer who had another car pulled over along the side of the highway.

    Crosses mark the spots where drivers have died.

    I-30 in Fort Worth Is Among State's Deadliest: Study

    I-30 in Fort Worth Is Among State's Deadliest: Study

    A stretch of Interstate 30 east of downtown Fort Worth ranks among the state's deadliest, according to a new study.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 4, 2017)

    Debris from past accidents litters the shoulders.

    It's unclear why the rash of crashes has happened along the two-mile stretch.

    It's mostly well-lit without any curves at all.

    But in 2015, NBC 5 Investigates found this same portion of freeway had a problem with people driving the wrong way. Three wrong-way crashes killed five people over a three-year period.

    One ended in a fireball when a driver slammed into a fuel truck.

    The only other North Texas highway in the survey's top 10 is a portion of Interstate 35E in Dallas.

    The most dangerous stretch of highway in Texas was located in Edinberg, near McAllen in South Texas, where 12 people died along a one-and-a-half-mile portion of Interstate 69.

    That equates to eight fatalities per mile, compared to seven in Fort Worth.

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