Nationwide, oilfield workers are far more likely to die on the road than other workers. Meanwhile, Texas has become the deadliest state in total traffic fatalities during the last five years. The rise in deaths are taking place during the state’s ongoing fracking boom. This series explores why there are so many oilfield-related traffic deaths and the impact on loved ones left behind.
This is a joint investigation by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Public Media News 88.7.