72-year-old woman killed in crash near Bertram


BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A woman died Tuesday morning following a crash on State Highway 29, a couple miles west of Bertram.

The Department of Public Safety says the crash between a Dodge Ram pickup and a BMW sedan happened just before 8 a.m.

The truck was heading east on SH 29 in the outside lane as the BMW, driven by Christopher Bussell, 72, was stopped at the stop sign on County Road 303.

Another vehicle was traveling east and about to turn onto the county road, blocking Bussell’s view of the oncoming truck. DPS says Bussell entered SH 29 to turn left just as the driver of the truck moved into the outside lane.

The truck then hit the driver’s side of the BMW. The pickup truck driver was not injured. Bussell was taken to Seton Highland Lakes Hospital where she died at 8:59 a.m.Editor’s Note: This story has been changed to correct that the victim is a woman, not a man. 

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