FROM STAFF REPORTS
BLANCO — A Dripping Springs man died after the vehicle he was driving veered into oncoming traffic and struck an 18-wheeler on U.S. 281, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The accident happened at 9:42 p.m. March 19 just outside Blanco.
Kevin Calhoun, 31, of Dripping Springs was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 traveling south on U.S. 281.
A 2015 International tractor trailer was traveling north, according to the report.
The pickup “veered into the northbound lane for an unknown reason and struck the (18-wheeler) head on,” the report stated.
Calhoun was pronounced dead at the scene at 10 p.m. that evening by Blanco County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Randy Brodbeck.
Troy Phipps, 44, of Blanco, the driver of the tractor trailer, was treated and released at the scene.