WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says three people died in a crash off State Highway 195 near Georgetown.
WCSO said the crash happened at SH 195 and Bonnet Lane around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
A neighbor who heard the crash happen and immediately went outside when she heard the impact said she and her husband called 911.
“We walked over and saw that they were helping somebody in one of the vehicles, people were,” said Audrey Prather, who lives off of Bonnet Lane. “Then I walked over to the other vehicle and the gentleman was not coherent. I just know in my heart I saw his breath and he had nothing, he had definitely passed.”
The deadly crash involved two vehicles and a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said speed could be a factor.
“This highway is just it’s a recipe for disaster,” Prather explained. “People drive down this road every day all day long at high rates of speed. It’s scary for us, when we have to pull out we have to make sure that there is enough distance because people travel this road so fast.”
A sheriff’s office spokeswoman told KXAN the driver of one of the vehicles was on the southbound side of SH 195 when the person lost control and hit another vehicle on the northbound side of the highway.
There were two people in each vehicle at the time, and one person was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
“It’s hard, we can’t even eat dinner and it’s very sad that this had to happen to anybody and I pray for the families,” Prather said. “I pray that the Lord just gives them comfort. It’s an ugly thing to see. I hope nobody ever has to see that.”
Authorities had the northbound side of the highway shut down at that intersection and traffic was being diverted at CR 234 to Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating.