Monday, June 20, Lockhart Police and Fire Departments responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Park Rd./ FM 20 and San Jacinto St. involving a fire truck. Preliminary reports show, at around 1:45 p.m., a woman driving southbound on San Jacinto St. was struck by a Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department brush truck as she turned into State Park Rd. The brush truck rolled over, killing two firefighters. The woman in the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.
State Park Rd./FM 20, from S. Medina St. and Patton Rd., was shut down to traffic in the duration of the investigation. Lockhart Police, with the help of the Texas Department of Public Safety, are thoroughly examining what led to the crash. LPD filed a summons for failing to yield right-of-way for the woman. A summons is similar to a citation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department for the loss of two of their own.