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Burnet High School graduate dies in U.S. 281 collision


BURNET — Loved ones are mourning the death of a 21-year-old Burnet High School graduate killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 281 on Feb. 12 between Burnet and Marble Falls.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that 21-year-old Jamal Brown died after he stopped to make a turn at about 6 p.m. in a 1994 Jeep Cherokee and was struck from behind by a 2004 BMW.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:17 p.m. by Burnet County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Roxanne Nelson.

Emergency crews transported 17-year-old Samuel Marrs, the driver of the BMW, to Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock in stable condition, the report stated.

According to the report, the southbound Jeep, stopped to make a left turn when the BMW, also traveling south, collided with the stopped vehicle.

“(The) Jeep caught on fire after impact and came to a rest against the east side guardrail,” the report stated.