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Two-car accident in Burnet claims 86-year-old woman’s life; three others still hospitalized


BURNET — An 86-year-old woman died Sept. 2 as a result of injuries she sustained during a two-vehicle accident on Aug. 29.

Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson said Bobbye Streightoff passed away about 2:40 p.m.

Emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle accident about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the 5400 block of South Water Street (U.S. 281) in Burnet.

According to Burnet police, 18-year-old Brandon Bible of Burnet was driving north on South Water in a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup when it appears he lost control. The truck traveled across the road and into southbound traffic, where a 2013 Toyota Van driven by 52-year-old Marja Garcia struck Bible’s vehicle.

Streightoff was a passenger in the van.

Burnet EMS transported Bible with serious injuries to an Austin-area hospital. As of Sept. 2, officials said Bible’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

Air Evac flew the passenger in his truck, 17-year-old Kelsey Spillman of Round Mountain, to an Austin-area hospital as well where she was listed in critical condition.

Austin/Travis County EMS Star Flight flew Garcia to an Austin-area hospital who is listed as in critical condition. Marble Falls Area EMS transported Streightoff to an Austin-area hospital as well.

Nelson said Streightoff and Garcia were from the San Antonio area.

Burnet police stated the wet roads might have caused the accident, “but the investigation of the accident is still ongoing at this time” as of Sept. 2.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, Burnet Fire/EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS assisted the Burnet Police Department at the scene.