Texas Department of Public Safety

Thu
03
Oct

Bicyclist struck and killed on FM 1431 in Granite Shoals

From staff reports

A 66-year-old Granite Shoals man has died after being struck by a commercial trailer being towed by a pickup on Farm-to-market Road 1431.

The accident happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the 8400 block of the highway, adjacent to Quarry Park in Granite Shoals.

Fri
20
Sep

DPS investigating dual collisions on US 281 north of Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

Back-to-back crashes within a mile of each other on US. 281 between Burnet and Marble Falls around noon Sept. 19 delayed traffic for at least two hours as crew cleared the scene. At least four people were transported to the emergency room. The Texas Department of Safety is investigation the collisions.

Fri
06
Sep

Toddler dies in crash on rain-slicked roadway in Round Mountain

 

 

From staff reports

A 17-month-old child from Meadowlakes and a Dripping Springs man died Sept. 1 in a two-vehicle collision on US 281, according to the Department of Public Safety report.

The crash happened at 5:20 p.m. that evening within the city limits of Round Mountain.

The report stated that a 2017 Honda CRV (unit 1) – driven by Stephen Neill, 76, of Dripping Springs – was southbound in the left lane.

Thu
27
Jun

Pursuit crash blocks Hwy 281 traffic in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A collision occured around 4:30 p.m. June 27  on U.S. 281 at the intersection of Fairland Road (FM 1855) in Marble Falls. The crash, involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car, occured while authorities were in pursuit of a passenger vehicle which posted speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. A vehicle occupant was transported by Air Evac to an Austin area hospital.

Fri
21
Jun

Terrain-battered fugitive caught by armed resident

From staff reports

A Round Mountain man, facing a parole violation, led authorities on a vehicle and foot pursuit around Burnet County, until his temporary getaway was halted the following day by an armed property owner responding to a phone alert about the fugitive.

Tue
11
Jun

Buchanan Dam man faces manslaughter in crash

From staff reports

A Buchanan Dam man will face manslaughter and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury charges, following a collision that killed a man and injured his family member, according to Llano County documents.

Fri
26
Apr

Marble Falls police officer killed in wreck

MFPD officer Andrew Howe was killed in a motorcycle accident early Friday, April 26. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

 

 

 

UPDATED to include additional details of crash

 

From staff reports

Speed appears to have been a possible factor in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident which killed a Marble Falls police officer early Friday, April 26, east of the city.

Tue
09
Apr

Cottonwood Shores man receives five years for pedestrian death

File photo
Department of Public Safety assisted Marble Falls police with a reconstruction of an incident where a truck collided and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk which killed a Comal County corrections officer. A jury sentenced a Cottonwood Shores April 3 to five years in prison for intoxication manslaughter.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An intoxication manslaughter suspect in a Fourth of July crosswalk death could be out of prison in a year, following a trial sentencing due to his demonstration of remorse and efforts to complete an alcohol abuse program, according to the man's defense attorney.

Fri
01
Mar

Burnet County Sheriff's Office commerical vehicle inspection officer targets safer roadways

BCSO Sheriff Calvin Boyd/Special to The Highlander
Burnet County Sheriff's Deputy William Talamantez, a former DPS commercial vehicle enforcement officer, was hired by the county agency to inspect larger commercial vehicles to ensure safety on the roadways.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

In its first fiscal year of operation, the Burnet County Sheriff's Office commercial traffic unit has helped clear the way for safer roadways.

Thu
25
Oct

Bertram police chief in patrol unit crash faces DWI charge on heels of grand jury indictments

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Authorities impounded a Bertram police vehicle Oct. 24 after the unit was involved in a crash on FM 1431 east of Marble Falls.

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An embattled police chief will face a driving while intoxication charge, after he was arrested following a crash of his Bertram patrol vehicle Oct. 24 on FM 1431 East in Burnet County.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Bertram Police Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson, who was recently indicted on felony perjury and misdemeanor official oppression charges, posted a $1,500 surety bond and was released from the Burnet County Jail on the DWI charge.

The crash incident was reported around 8:20 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 5800 block of the roadway, about five miles east of Marble Falls, according to the incident report log of the Burnet County Sheriff's Office.

Wilson's Bertram Police unit Chevrolet Tahoe left the roadway for an unknown reason.

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