Burnet couple killed in three-car collision is ID’d

FROM STAFF REPORTS

JOSEPH AND BONNIE WICKER

JOSEPH AND BONNIE WICKER

BURNET — Texas Department of Public Safety officials have identified the couple who died after a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 281 on June 17 as 70-year-old Joseph Wicker and his wife, Bonnie, 69, of Burnet.

The accident happened between Burnet and Marble Falls about 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of Park Road 4.

According to a DPS report, the Joseph Wicker was driving a 2010 Chevrolet pick-up and pulled into traffic on U.S. 281 off Park Road 4 when the collision occured.

While on U.S. 281, the Chevy pick-up collided with a southbound 2004 Dodge pick-up, which then struck a 2003 Volkswagen passenger car traveling north.

A three-vehicle collision resulted in the death of two people about 9:45 a.m. June 17 on U.S. 281 just off Park Road 4 between Burnet and Marble Falls. According to investigators at the scene, a red Chevy pick-up pulled off Park Road 4 and collided with a navy blue Dodge pick-up traveling south on U.S. 281, causing a chain reaction and head-on collision with a Volkswagen passenger car. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

A three-vehicle collision resulted in the death of two people  June 17 on U.S. 281 just off Park Road 4 between Burnet and Marble Falls. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

The Wickers were pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 a.m. by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Lisa Whitehead.

Crews transported two occupants in the Dodge pickup, Ernestina Vasquez, 63, and Alejandro Garcia, 34, to Seton – Williamson County where they have since been treated and released.

The occupant of the VW, 59-year-old Frank Fortman of Spring Branch, was not injured, the report stated.

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