Richard Bruce Killed in Head-On Crash on US 67 in Runnels County 

Richard Bruce Killed in Head-On Crash on US 67 in Runnels County 

Richard Bruce Killed in Runnels County Two-Vehicle Crash on US 67

Runnels County, Texas (September 30, 2022) – A man was killed Monday evening in a head-on collision in Runnels County, according to the Texas DPS.

The fatal crash happened on September 26, on US Highway 67, 5 miles northeast of Ballinger.

DPS said Richard Wayne Bruce, 73, of Weatherford, was driving a pickup truck westbound on the highway while Ben Baxter Bingham, 59, of Sonora, was driving a pickup truck eastbound.

Bruce crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into Bingham’s truck.

Bruce was taken to Shannon Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His passenger, Mary Trojacek, 62, of Weatherford, was also taken to Shannon with critical, incapacitating injuries.

Bingham was taken to Shannon with non-incapacitating injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign, or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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