Head-On Collision Kills Off-Duty Police Officer
About the Fatal Brownwood Crash
KTXS reports that Bryan Greenrock, 42, was killed Wednesday evening when he was involved in a wreck on Highway 183 near the Brownwood Regional Airport.
Police say a woman was traveling southbound in a U-Haul at around 6:30 pm when she lost control of the vehicle, overcorrected, and crossed into oncoming traffic. Greenrock tried to avoid the U-Haul but collided with the front right side of the vehicle.
Greenrock’s 11-year-old son was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, and the driver f the U-Haul was airlifted to a Waco hospital with serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 traffic-related deaths were recorded in Texas in 2016, marking a 5.45-percent increase from the 3,578 deaths recorded in 2015.
- 1,972 of the deaths recorded in 2016 were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas of the state.
- Head-on collision killed 638 people in 2016.
- An additional 265,076 people were injured in car crashes in Texas in 2016.