Richard Bartells Jr Killed in Accident at FM 4 in Hood County, TX

February 18, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Richard Bartells Jr
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM 4, Granbury, Hood County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet C1500
FM 4
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet C1500 veered from the road into a group of trees

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at FM 4 in Hood County, TX on February 18th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 12:22 a.m. According to investigators, a Chevrolet C1500 operated by 49-year-old Richard Bartells Jr was traveling on FM 4. The vehicle was approaching a curve in the road, allegedly at an unsafe speed. It then began to drift from the road before veering into a ditch. It then struck a mailbox and gate before hitting a tree and catching fire. Bartells suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Additional information was not immediately available.

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