Burnet County wreck kills man


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A 19-year-old Marble Falls man who was hospitalized Thursday after a wreck involving a school bus in Burnet County died Friday, a hospital official said.

Mark Fluty was severely injured Thursday when the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier he was riding in left the eastbound lanes of FM 1431 and crossed into oncoming traffic, colliding with a Marble Falls school district bus.

Fluty and the driver of the car, Mark Cooksey, who is in his 20s, were flown to University Medical Center Brackenridge. Cooksey was released that evening.
The school bus driver and the seven students on the bus, which was traveling from Marble Falls Elementary School, were not injured, said Ryder Warren, school district superintendant.

The collision occurred on FM 1431 near the entrance of Honeymoon Ranch Road at 3:55 p.m. Thursday. The accident remains under investigation by Granite Shoals police.

Wreck kills woman, hurts man in Austin


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A woman was killed and a man was injured Friday in a head-on collision op RM 620 in Northwest Austin, police said.

According to police, a woman was driving a Toyota Celica north on RM 620 near Concordia University Drive about 2:45 p.m. when she crossed the center line for unknown reasons and hit a van.

She was taken to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, where she later died. No other people were in the car.

The van’s driver was taken to the same hospital; his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police have not released the identities of the people involved.

4th Child in Crash Dies


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A 6-year-old girl who had been in critical condition at Dell Children’s Medical Center after a wreck in Bastrop County last weekend died Friday morning.

Angie Gonzalez of Houston was riding in a van with four other children and two adults last Sunday afternoon when the driver failed to yield to a pickup while turning onto Texas 21 from U.S. 290.

Three other children – Leah Gonzalez, 5, Noel Gonzalez, 8, and Paul Gonzalez, 9 – died at the scene.  Two adults were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge and released shortly after.  Apolinar Saldana, 1, and Angie Gonzalez were taken to Dell Children’s as well. Saldana was released on Friday.

Apparently, only one person was wearing a seat belt and the 1-year-old was in a car seat.  I don’t know why the other children weren’t in boosters or seat belts.

Truck hits, kills woman on street


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A 64-year-old woman was killed Thursday night when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing a street in Northeast Austin.

The woman was crossing Cameron Road mid-block near St. Johns Avenue on Friday at 7:36 p.m. when she was struck by a 1999 GM pickup in the southbound right lane.  She was pronounced dead en route to the hospital.

Neither alcohol nor speed seemed to be factors in the incident and the pickup driver remained at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call vehicular homicide unit detectives at (512) 974-4724.

Man dies in interstate 10 wreck in Seguin


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A Canyon Lake man died Friday after a wreck on Interstate 10 near Seguin, Department of Public Safety officials said.

Officials reported that Jason Kline, 38, was driving a Ford pickup west on I-10 when a tractor-trailer hydroplaned and skidded through the median into oncoming traffic.

The trailer struck Kline’s truck, and he died at the scene, officials said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was in good condition Sunday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, officials said.

Man killed in wreck in Cedar Park


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

An 83-year-old man was killed in a car wreck Thursday morning in Cedar Park, Police said.

Police said that they responded to a call regarding a multiple car crash about 11:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Whitestone Boulevard near North Lakeline Boulevard.

A four door Buick was traveling west on Whitestone and failed to yield the right of way while turning south onto Lakeline, police said. The Buick, driven by 82-year-old Dorothy Hoerger, was struck by a Ford pickup that was traveling east on Whitestone.

Dorothy Hoerger was taken to Seton Medical Center Williamson with minor injuries, and Willis Hoerger, 83, who was in the passenger seat, died at the scene.

There were no other injuries reported. Police said they do not anticipate filing any criminal charges.
This was Cedar Park’s third fatality of 2009.

Teen charged in fatality after man dies in crash


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

An 18-year-old was arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide after a fatal wreck in Lakeway on Saturday left another man dead. The charge is a state jail felony, which carries a maximum penalty of  two years if he is convicted.

Siji Alfredo Moreno was driving a Chevy pickup South on RM 620 about 8:30 a.m. when, witnesses told Lakeway police, Moreno’s pickup drifted across the center turn lane and into the northbound lane, according to an affidavit. Moreno’s truck struck a four-door Toyota Corolla that John Gregory was riding in, the affidavit said.

Gregory and his wife Carolyn, who was driving, were  flown to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin; Moreno was taken in an ambulance, the affidavit says. John Gregory died from his injuries later that day. Carolyn Gregory was in intensive care Tuesday night. A passenger in the truck did not suffer serious injuries, the affidavit said.

Moreno was in the Travis County. Jail with bail set at $250,000. Lakeway police said the investigation into the wreck is ongoing.

Driver held in fatal wreck


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A 25-year-old man was being held Monday in the Travis County Jail in connection with a one-vehicle wreck that killed a 19-year-old Hutto woman.

Arturo Vazquez-Corona was charged with intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies, according to an affidavit filed Monday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has also, placed a hold on Vazquez-Corona for eventual deportation, the affidavit said. Vazquez-Corona’s nationality was not mentioned in the affidavit.

Claudia Morales was pronounced dead at the scene of he crash Thursday night on Gattis School Road at Priem Lane, southwest of Star Ranch.

The affidavit says Vazquez-Corona lost control of his Honda and struck a brick mailbox with the rear passenger side, where Morales was sitting.

Vazquez-Corona was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge for a blood test, according to the affidavit. Two other passengers in the car were treated for minor injuries at Brackenridge and later released.

Wreck in Killeen kills Round Rock woman


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

28-year-old Beverly Leeann Baker of Round Rock was killed Sunday in a wreck just before 3 a.m. in the 11000 block of South Texas 195 in Killeen.

Officers responded to a report of a Jeep traveling north in the southbound lane of Texas 195  As they were en route, callers reported a crash at 2:54 a.m.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 26-year-old Killeen man was driving a 2003 Jeep Wrangler on the wrong side of the road, police said.  The Jeep’s driver swerved to avoid a vehicle that was traveling south, spun and struck the front of a 1993 Buick Regal that was behind the other vehicle.  The Jeep then rolled and burst into flames.

The Buick was occupied by a 38-year-old man from Austin and two women.  The man and a 30-year-old woman from Georgetown who was seated in the rear of the Buick were taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.  Baker was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m.

The driver of the Jeep was severely burned and airlifted to Scott & White; he will be transferred to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, police said.

Man killed, 2 injured in crash


Last Updated on July 31st, 2017

A man was killed and two others injured in a wreck late Saturday that occurred on General Williamson Drive in northwst Travis County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Jose Raul Guillen-Ortiz, a 29-year-old passenger, was not wearing a seat belt. He died at the scene.

A dispatcher with the Travis County sheriff’s office said that about 10:57 p.m., a 1998 Ford Explorer was driving on General Williamson Drive near RM 620 and left the roadway for unknown reasons.

The vehicle struck several concrete blocks and went airborne before striking a utility pole, the dispatcher said.

The driver and another passenger were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with injuries that were not life threatening.