About the Fatal New Braunfels Crash
Initial reports say the accident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday on Loop 337 near New Braunfels High School. A 2005 Chevrolet 3500 van driven by Justin Reid Bohmann was traveling east on Loop 337 when a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban driven by a 66-year-old man allegedly pulled out of a private drive into oncoming traffic.
Bohmann attempted to avoid the SUV but was rear-ended on the right side of the van. The impact of the crash caused the van to spin before rolling over once. Bohmann, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The van also struck a 2003 Ford Taurus before coming to rest on top of a 2007 Ford Mustang. Both the Taurus and Mustang were parked and unoccupied at the time of the accident.
Police do not suspect alcohol or speed to have been factors.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Transportation,
- There were 3,067 motor vehicle fatalities statewide in 2011.
- That same year, there were 80,276 people seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.
- Approximately 54.78% of fatal crashes in 2011 occurred in rural areas which resulted in 1,680 deaths.
- Sadly, there were no deathless days in Texas in 2011.