MILS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A veteran Texas Highway Patrol officer has been killed in a one-vehicle crash.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
Sergeant William “Karl” Keesee died October 29 in Mills County. Officials say Keesee was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 84, near Goldthwaite, when his patrol vehicle left the roadway, crashed through a guardrail and landed in a creek bed.
The crash apparently happened around 11:30 p.m. and was discovered after a driver noticed debris on the road and contacted authorities. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.READ MORE: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
DPS Director Steven McCraw said, “Our state has lost a great man and outstanding peace officer, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this very difficult time.”
Keesee, 49, joined DPS in 1990. He’s survived by his wife and two children. Funeral arrangements are pending.MORE NEWS: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
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