Brownwood, TX Accidents

Fire on North Side of Coleman

A fire located on the north side of Coleman was reported at 6:00pm on Thursday evening. Fire units responded to the scene of a 5th wheel travel trailer on fire by a house, near the corner of Vale and Post streets. The trailer appeared to be a total loss. The fire was mostly under control as of 6:30pm. According to Coleman Fire Chief Jimmy Watson - "The fire originated in the RV and extended to the house. Units were able to extinguish the house with minor damage. There was a report of a possible occupant. Both the house and RV were searched with no one found."
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Helicopter Lands Safely After Power Line Shot, Power Restored

UPDATES FROM Coleman County Electric Cooperative - UPDATE: 04/04/2022 at 5:10 PM The Novice Substation has been restored. All members should be with power. 3:36 pm Update - Information received by the Coleman Fire Department upon arrival at the scene was that the power line was accidentally shot. There was no damage to the helicopter which landed safely, no injuries and those on board the helicopter assisted in putting out the grass fire which burned about one acre of property. The copter was being used to hunt hogs.

Del Rio Man Dies in Coleman Crash

A one vehicle accident just after 6:00 pm Thursday evening, on the north side of Coleman, resulted in the death of a man from Del Rio. Coleman Police, Coleman Fire Department, Santa Anna Fire Department, Coleman County Sheriff’s Department and Lifeguard EMS responded to the intersection of Highway 84 and 206, or the “Y”. According to Coleman Police Chief Chris Bratton, the driver was going north and exited onto Highway 206, lost control, went into a side skid and overturned in a ditch with the vehicle coming to rest upside down. The name of the victim was withheld pending notification of next of kin. The wreck remains under investigation.

Elderly Man Killed on Texas Highway After Attempting to Evade Wildfires

MAY, TX – A 78-year-old man was killed on Sunday night after he attempted to make a U-turn to avoid a dangerous West Texas wildfires. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Mar. 20 at around 10:30 p.m., troopers with the Texas DPS were dispatched to the US 183, around 3.3 miles south of May, for the report of a major crash. When the troopers arrived, they discovered a 2005 Buick LeSabre and a 2006 Chevrolet K1500 that had crashed in the middle of the roadway. One of the drivers, later identified as Jerry Burnett, 78, of May, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced…

DPS provides information on Sunday’s fatal accident near May

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety Tuesday afternoon following Sunday’s two-car collision near May that claimed the life of Jerry F. Burnett, 78, of May. Burnett, traveling south on US 183, 3.3 miles south of May in a 2005 Buick LeSabre, was stopped...

May man tragically killed while evacuating from wildfires

MAY, Texas — The Department of Public Safety identified a man who was tragically killed while evacuating ahead of the wildfires that threatened May. According to DPS, Jerry Burnett, 78, was evacuating when he was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night around 10:20pm on U.S. Highway 183, 3.3 miles south of May. According to a press release, Burnett was driving a 2005 Buick LeSabre headed south when Burnett pulled to the shoulder to make a U-turn.

May man killed in Brown County crash

BROWN COUNTY, Texas — A May man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night on US Hwy 183, 3.3 miles south of May in Brown County. According to a preliminary crash report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Jerry F. Burnett, 78, of May, was driving a car traveling south on US 183, when he stopped on the shoulder of the southbound lane to make a U-turn.

Cause of Blanket (Ramsey) Fire Determined

From the Blanket Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page:. “Just got informed that the Texas Forest Service investigators have ruled that the Blanket fire (Ramsey Fire) was started by arcing power lines.”

Fatal Accident Sunday Night Near May, Texas

A fatal motor vehicle accident occurred Sunday night approximately 2 miles south of May on Highway 183. The two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Brown County man. No additional information is being released by officials at this time.

Wrecks Sends One to Hospital

Brownwood Fire and Lifeguard ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident a few minutes after 7 o’clock this morning (Friday). The location was the 3200 block of Stephen F. Austin. According to officials at the scene, the male driver and lone occupant of the maroon GMC Yukon, was...

Early Burger King closed temporarily after Thursday fire

EARLY – Shortly after noon Thursday, Brownwood and Early firefighters responded to a structure fire call at the Early Burger King, located at 424 Early Blvd. According to officials on the scene, residual grease dropped onto the grill and it flared. While the fire extinguishers in the building put out the initial fire, the fire had already progressed into the stove pipe. Firefighters were then forced to extinguish the remainder of the fire from the roof.

Truck Wreck Tuesday Morning North of Coleman

As of 7:05 am this morning, a box truck was on its side a few miles northwest of Coleman on Highway 84 at CR 466 which is between Coleman and Silver Valley. According to Coleman County Sheriff Les Cogdill, the truck took out a guardrail. The outside lane of Highway 84 northbound is blocked. Traffic is down to one lane headed north but both southbound lanes are open.