Highway Blocked Due to Fatal Crash on TX 208
SAN ANGELO, TX — On TX 208 near Red Creek Rd. north of San Angelo, the highway was blocked due to a major motor vehicle crash. The incident appeared to involve just one vehicle. The crash happened at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Over the radio, the words “fatality” were spoken, but we hadn’t been able to obtain official confirmation at the crash scene.
We also heard that two additional people have severe injuries. Authorities contemplated to launch Airmed 1, the helicopter ambulance, but opted to put it on standby instead.
One ambulance left the scene. Its lights and sirens were not on. A Justice of the Peace arrived at 9:12 p.m.
The crash scene at 9 p.m.
Update 9:40 p.m.
According to Texas DPS spokesman Sgt. Justin Baker, a white Mazda 6 was northbound on TX 208. For an unknown reason, the car departed the prepared surface, running off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree.
Baker confirmed one fatality, a man who was the driver and only occupant of the Mazda.
Baker said the investigation is too early to determine if speed was a factor. The Mazda was the only vehicle involved in the crash. The crash happened near the intersection of Red Creek Rd. where there is a eastward bend in the road.