Travis County deputy killed, another seriously injured in 2-vehicle rollover crash on FM 2244

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TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A Travis County Sheriff’s Office deputy is dead and another person was declared a trauma patient after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Farm to Market Road 2244 west of Loop 360.

Austin-Travis County EMS posted four updates on Twitter about the wreck in the 7700 block of FM 2244. Initially, paramedics said a driver was pinned inside one of the cars, but they were able to get the driver out.

DPS said the crash occurred when a two-door Infiniti traveling westbound crossed over the road and collided with the Ford Escape belonging to Sr. Deputy Christopher Korzilius, which was travelling east.

A deadly car wreck on FM 2244 has the road blocked at Barton Creek Blvd. Avoid the area if you can. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

Medics said they took the other driver to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious, non life-threatening injuries.

STAR Flight, Westlake Fire Department and Travis County ESD 10 also responded to the scene.

TCSO says that Korzilius joined the sheriff’s office in June 2016 and spent most of his time working night shift patrol in eastern Travis County. He was promoted to Sr. Deputy two years after joining the agency and joined the VICE unit in January 2020.

According to TCSO, just last week Korzilius was one of several members to receive an award for response to a 2018 shots fired call.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is currently investigating the crash, TCSO says.

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