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Ballinger – Drew Blake Crenshaw Killed, Another Injured in a Rollover Crash on US 67

Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 12:33 am    

a 19-year-old Ballinger teen was pronounced deceased after a fatal single-vehicle collision on US 67 in Runnels County, Friday evening.

At around 8:45 p.m., local DPS troopers responded to US 67 four miles east of Ballinger to assist in a car crash. According to the preliminary investigation,an SUV was traveling along the highway when, for reasons that had not been determined, it drifted off the roadway, went into a skid, and crashed into a fence. The vehicle then overturned, ejecting its passenger who was identified as Drew Blake Crenshaw, 19, of Ballinger. Crenshaw was pronounced deceased by emergency crews who arrived at the scene.

The driver, identified as Christine Evelyn Reitmayer, 47, was taken to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo with non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Ballinger Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

If you have been involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run or reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.


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