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The headline is a misnomer. Lets just scratch that, its pretty much bad and ugly. Texas has some pretty bleak accident statistics when it comes to the holidays, especially Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.

The Texas Department of Transportation collects fatal crash statistics for travel periods, not just the Holiday itself. For instance, for the Memorial day holiday, they collect crash data from a 78 hour period and for Christmas it is a 102 hour period. It allows them to cover the travel period for when people are traveling to destinations to celebrate the holiday.

In 2017, Thanksgiving was the single deadliest travel holiday of the year with 73 fatalities in a 102 hour travel period. That is up nearly 20 deaths from 2016 and an increase of 31 additional fatalities from 2015’s total of 42 from the same travel period. Overall, 2017 saw 296 fatalities during major holiday travel periods that included Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. That is an increase of 49 deaths year-over-year from 2016’s total of 247. Thanksgiving alone had 19 more fatalities during its travel period year-over-year.

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ALMA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck left one person dead and closed southbound I-45 early Saturday morning.

It happened around 2:15 a.m. near the town of Alma – north of Corsicana. The big rig – loaded with roofing materials – caught fire and burned for several hours. Officials confirm one person died on scene. No further details are known at this time.

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via the Fort Worth Star Telegram- Authorities have identified two people who died in motor vehicle crashes on Sunday.

Carol Rosas, 51, of Fort Worth, was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a rollover wreck in the 100 block of West Berry Street. She pronounced dead about 2:10 p.m. after she was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. Rosas died of blunt force trauma to the chest.

Morgan Lawrence, 28, of Denton, was struck by a vehicle in the 26700 block of East University Drive in Little Elm and pronounced dead about 7:45 a.m., according to the Tarrant County M.E.’s office. Lawrence died from blunt force trauma to the head.