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Two killed in seperate wrecks in Bell County

Two people died in seperate accidents Saturday in Bell County, said Glenn Miller, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. According to authorities, at 5:30 p.m. a Jepp Cherokee crossed into incomming traffic on FM 93 southeast of Temple and collided with a Chevrolet pickup. The driver of the Jeep, Kathren Turnbaugh, 43,…

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Woman killed in 3-vehicle wreck

One woman died Tuesday shortlye before 11 a.m. in a wreck at Bee Cave Road near MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1). Sgt. Dane Baker of the Department of Public Safety said a gold Toyota pickup was traveling west on Bee Cave in the far right lane when it was clipped in the back by a white…

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Camp owner indicted in wreck

Lynda Mescher, the owner of a Spicewood horse camp, was indicted by a Burnet County grand jury Tuesday on manslaughter and injury to a child charges in connection with a January incident in which a pickup she was driving rolled over and killed an 11-year-old-girl. Mescher, 47, was carrying Brianna Plehn of Briarcliff along with…

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1 killed, 3 injured in crash in Fentress

A man died and three other people were injured Friday night after a pickup hauling a 1998 utility trailer hit a car and then collided head-on with an SUV, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said. The crash occured near the intersection of Texas 80 and FM 20, which is southeast of San Marcos at…

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One killed, 3 hurt in collision in Travis County

One man was killed and three people were injured in a head-on collision Tuesday night on Texas 71 in Travis County, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported Wednesday. The collision occured about 9 p.m. in the 9400 block of Texas 71 near Old Bee Cave Road.  A dispatcher with DPS said a 2000 Mitsubishi…

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Man in motorcycle wreck dies

A man who was involved in a motorcycle crash June 3 died last Tuesday of injuries he received in the crash. Mitchell Frantz, 46, was riding a Harley-Davidson east on U.S. 290 near William Cannon Drive about 8:30 p.m. when he struck debris in the road and lost control of the bike, the statement said. …

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Traffic casualties a growing global plague

A vast majority of the world’s countries ”85 percent” lack adequate laws to address the growing problem of traffic deaths and injuries, according to the World Health Organization’s first report on road safety. Traffic injuries are the ninth-leading cause of death worldwide, and public health experts say that without intervention, they will rise to fifth…

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Worker Killed in I-35 hit-and-run

A construction worker was killed in a crash on southbound Interstate 35 about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said a dark-colored SUV ran through a clearly marked construction zone and hit Fontino Cortes-Cruz, 36, in the 11400 block of 1-35 near Onion Creek Parkway. The driver fled; nobody else was injured, police said. The SUV drove…

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Man arrested in hit-and-run

Austin police have charged David Delacerda, 30, who is accused of hitting a construction worker last week and leaving the scene, according to an arrest affidavit.  The worker died. Delacerda was arrested after he was released from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. The wreck happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 11400 block of…

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