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Separate crashes on Llano County highways kill two

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that both incidents were on Texas 71. The April 6 fatality involving a pedestrian was actually on Texas 29. We regret the error.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

LLANO — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating two fatal crashes, including one involving a pedestrian, on two rural highways in Llano County.

The most recent collision happened at 6:58 p.m. April 23 on Texas 71 about seven miles southeast of Llano, according to a DPS report.

Nicholas Allen Middleton, 24, of Llano died after the 2004 Ford Expedition he was driving rolled over.

“Unit 1 (the SUV) was eastbound on (Texas) 71 … traveled off the north side of the road,” the report stated. “The driver of unit 1 overcorrected to the right and then to the left, causing unit 1 to roll in the direction of the passenger’s side.”

The victim was pronounced dead by Llano County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Brian Alexander.

In another fatal collision, a pedestrian stepped onto Texas 29 and was killed at the scene. The incident was reported at 8:08 p.m. April 6, two-tenths of a mile east of Llano.

The pedestrian, Jimmy Don Lee, 40, of Florence, died at the scene after being struck by a 2009 Monaco EXE motorhome.

“For unknown reason, pedestrian stepped onto highway and jumped in front of unit 1 (motorhome),” according to the report.

The victim was pronounced dead by Llano County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Bebe Piatt.

editor@thepicayune.com

2 thoughts on “Separate crashes on Llano County highways kill two

  1. Kristen, Tim and family, no words can express what my heart felt when I read this terrible news. I know your family is your rock, I hope you know your in my thoughts give Abby and extra hug as I know her brothers were her world.

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