Accident

Elderly man killed in wreck near Copperas Cove was not wearing seatbelt, DPS says

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

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