COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) – The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday identified James Roger Fielder, 82, of Briggs, Texas, as the man killed in a wreck Tuesday morning near Copperas Cove.
The wreck involving two vehicles was reported at about 11:20 a.m. on FM 2657.
Fielder was driving a 1998 Toyota RAV SUV and was heading north on FM 2657 when he reportedly failed to stay in his lane, crossed onto the improved shoulder, collided with a concrete storm drain, and crossed over into the southbound lanes, DPS said.
At that time, a 40-year-old woman from Kempner, Texas was driving a 2012 Honda Pilot SUV, traveling southbound on FM 2657.
DPS said the driver of the Honda Pilot collided with Fielder’s Toyota.
“Fielder was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle,” DPS said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Lampasas Justice of the Peace Camron Brister.
The 40 year-old driver of the Honda, a 6 year-old female passenger, and a 38 year-old female passenger were transported to Advent Medical Center for treatment.
Written by KWTX Staff