UPDATE: Two Dead, One Injured in Friday Head On Crash in North BryanFeatured Stories, News Monday, November 4th, 2013
A witness told Bryan Police the southbound car veered into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons. The driver of the northbound SUV then made a faulty evasive action and swerved into the southbound lane to avoid a collision. The driver of the southbound car then returned to his lane, resulting in the head-on crash.
Employees from Toyo Ink used extinguishers to put the fire out from the SUV and removed the driver. He was not ejected as originally thought.
The three year old girl riding in the car was in a safety seat and was removed by the Toyo Ink employees. She was released from an Austin hospital on Sunday. Police would not release her identity or her relationship to the driver.
5:30 p.m. update:
Two men were killed and a three year old girl was hospitalized from a head on crash Friday afternoon in north Bryan.
The collision was on FM 2818 in front of the Toyo Ink plant.
Bryan Police reports a black Jeep Cherokee driven by 57 year old Casey Richmond of Bremond was traveling northbound and a silver Honda Accord driven by 26 year old Timothy Baldobino Jr. of Bryan was traveling southbound.
After the impact on the two lane road, the vehicles came to rest up in the grass on the southbound side.
Officer Kelley McKethan says which lane the crash occured remains under investigation.
Baldobino was traveling with a 3 year old female child who was removed by a passerby. It is unknown if the child was secured in a safety seat but there was one on scene.
Baldobino had to be extracted by the Bryan Fire Department and was flown to St. Joseph Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The child was flown with Baldobino and then later flown to Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin and is listed in critical condition.
Richmond was ejected from the SUV, which had caught on fire. Richmond was transported to St. Joseph Hospital where he was also pronounced deceased.
FM 2818 between Sandy Point and Mumford was shut down for approximately three hours.
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4:15 p.m. update:
Bryan police officer Kelley McKethan says both drivers died, 57 year old Casey Richmond and 26 year old Timothy Baldobino Jr.
A three year old girl in Baldobino’s car was flown to Temple.
McKethan says the hometowns of the deceased aren’t known, nor is the relationship between Bandobino and the girl.
Baldobino’s car and Richmond’s SUV are in the process of being removed. After that the highway will be reopened.
McKethan says investigators are still determining the circumstances of the crash.
4 p.m. update:
Bryan Police reports a second adult has died from the crash.
FM 2818 remains closed between Sandy Point and Mumford Roads.
The collision took place in front of the Toyo Ink plant.
Bryan Police say FM 2818 is closed between Sandy Point and Mumford Roads, following a head on crash.
One adult is dead, a second adult was transported in critical condition, and a toddler was transported with minor injuries.
BPD expects the highway to reopen by 4:30 p.m.
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