By Alexandria Randolph
Lampasas resident David Y. Garcia Jr., 40, was pronounced dead at AdventHealth Rollins Brook on Thursday after a two-vehicle collision that afternoon in the 3400 block of U.S. Highway 190.
First responders were dispatched at 1:27 p.m. to the crash near Lampasas Baptist Church, where a gray 2010 Ford Focus had collided with a gray 2018 Dodge Ram.
Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Cpl. Monte Carroll said that just before the collision, the pickup was traveling eastbound on the highway, and the Focus was headed west.
“For an unknown reason, the Focus had entered the center lane and continued to drive into the eastbound lanes,” Carroll said.
The car crossed into the outside, eastbound lane, where it collided with the Dodge.
Garcia, the driver of the Focus, was transported to AdventHealth Rollins Brook.
“He was extracted, and life-saving measures were done at roadside, en route and upon arrival at the hospital,” but to no avail, the DPS trooper said.
Carroll said Garcia was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and multiple airbags had deployed in the vehicle.
The driver of the pickup, 67-year-old Rick A. Robinson of Harker Heights, was transported by Acadian Ambulance Service to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple with “incapacitating injuries,” Carroll said.
At 1 p.m. Friday, Carroll said: “I believe he is in serious but stable condition.”
Carroll said the roadway was “wet with recent rains” at the time of the wreck.