Richard Wayne Bruce Killed; Mary Trojacek Bruce, Ben Baxter Ingham Injured in Accident at US 67 in Ballinger, TX

September 28, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Richard Wayne Bruce, Mary Trojacek Bruce, Ben Baxter
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 67, Ballinger, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Pickup Trucks
US 67
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1), minor injures (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Two Dodge pickup trucks were involved in a crash

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed a person at US 67 in Ballinger, TX on September 28th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 7:20 p.m. According to investigators, a Dodge pickup truck operated by 73-year-old Richard Wayne Bruce was headed westbound on US 67 when it allegedly crossed a center line and collided head-on with a second Dodge pickup truck headed eastbound. The crash left Bruce with fatal injuries. His wife and passenger, 62-year-old Mary Trojacek Bruce, was hospitalized in critical condition. The driver of the second Dodge, identified as 59-year-old Ben Baxter Ingham, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Additional information was not available.

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