DPS: Midland on Pace to Quadruple Last Year's Fatality Total

MIDLAND COUNTY - The numbers are in, and they're concerning.

According to DPS, Midland County is on pace to dwarf last year's vehicle fatality total.

The most recent fatal crash occurred this past weekend, when 48-year-old Joseph Privitt's motorcycle was struck head-on by a truck.

His death brought Midland County's fatality total to 13 for the year so far. Last year, the county had a total of seven fatal vehicle crashes for the entirety of 2016.

In 2015, Midland County had a total of 10 fatal crashes. That was preceded by 18 in 2014, and 23 in 2013.