Head-on Crash on US-67 Northeast of Ballinger Claims the Life of 1 Driver


BALLINGER – One driver was killed in a two vehicle, head on crash five miles northeast of Ballinger on US-67 Wednesday at 7:20 p.m..

According to information released by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Marc Couch, a 2019 Dodge pickup driven by 73-year-old Richard Wayne Bruce of Weatherford was traveling west about five miles northeast of Ballinger on US-67 with his wife, 62-year-old Mary Trojacek Bruce as a passenger.  

At the same time, 59-year-old Ben Baxter Ingham of Sonora was traveling east at the same spot driving a 2022 Dodge 3500 pickup towing a homemade semi-trailer.  

The investigation shows the Dodge pickup driven by Bruce crossed the centerline and crashed head on into the other vehicle.  

Mr. Bruce was killed in the crash.  His wife was transported to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo with critical injuries.  Ingham was transported to Shannon with non incapacitating injuries.  

The Bruces were wearing their seatbelts.  Mr. Ingham was not.  

The weather was dry and clear at the time of the crash.    

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