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Two dead in separate accidents on Kingsland, Burnet roadways


KINGSLAND — Two people have died within three hours of one another in two separate vehicle accidents, one of them a pedestrian on RR 1431 in Llano County and the other on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on Oct. 8, according to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

In Kingsland, 59-year-old Niruben Bhakta died at the scene just after 8 p.m. adjacent to a bridge crossing on RR 1431, officials said.

The investigator reported that the individual was struck by a 1998 Ford Mustang, traveling eastbound in the inside lane, driven by 21-year-old Justin James of Llano.

Bhakta was pronounced dead at the scene by Llano County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Calvin Boyd.

Just three hours earlier, a 26-year-old Marble Falls man died at the scene about half a mile south of Burnet after the 1995 BMW he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree, according to the DPS report.

“The driver swerved to keep from being hit by another vehicle that was changing lanes,” the report stated.

Aaron Weems of Marble Falls was pronounced dead by Boyd at Edgar Funeral Home at 5:27 p.m.

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