Stretch of 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.

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.

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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