Head-On Collision Kills Off-Duty Police Officer

An off-duty Brownwood police officer was killed when his pickup collided with a U-Haul truck that had veered into oncoming traffic.

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.
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