TxDOT: Fatalities declining in state highway construction Areas Posted in: News In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year, 161 people still lost their lives and another 684 were seriously injured. The majority of those fatalities -- 84 percent – were motorists and/or their passengers. As National Work Zone Awareness Week gets underway today, the Texas Department ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!