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Harker Heights Community Leader Killed in Car Crash

Lidnsey DeRosa3 months ago

One person was killed in a fatal accident that happened Monday morning.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Willie May Browning, 70, of Harker Heights, died early Monday evening in Coryell County due to a car accident on State Highway 9. Browning was driving a 2016 Honda westbound on the highway when, believed by investigators, she rolled through a stop sign and was hit by a 2012 Ford F-250 pickup truck that was traveling on FM 116.

Everyone in the community spoke very highly of Browning as she was a well-known volunteer in the area who had helped more than 100,000 veterans with their veteran’s affairs claims. Browning’s death was said to be a “tremendous loss.” The driver of the pickup truck was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple with no known life threatening injuries. Please refer to source for funeral information.

Texas Vehicle Fatality Statistics

  • There were 3,538 traffic fatalities in 2014 in the state of Texas. Rural accidents accounted for 1,779 fatalities, Urban accidents accounted for 1,753 fatalities, and 6 were unknown.
  • There were 1.46 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles driven in 2014 in the state of Texas.
  • Passenger vehicle occupants accounted for 2,404 of 2014’s fatalities.
  • There were 1,446 alcohol impaired driving fatalities in 2014.

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