Fatal Car Crash on Hwy 61 of a Juvenile
May 26, 2013
At approximately 11:30pm last night, May 25th,
the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department and D.P.S. responded to a one car fatal
crash of a vehicle and a tree approximately one half mile inside the South
county line on Hwy. 61.
The accident is being investigated by D.P.S. but the
Sheriff’s Department on scene unit indicated that a vehicle driven by Ryan
Birdwell of Devers, Texas had left the road way and struck a tree. Along with
Birdwell in the vehicle were two Juvenile males. One reported to be 14 years
old and the other 16 years old.
It was reported that the 14 year old male was airlifted by
Life Flight to the hospital while the 16 year old male was deceased at the
At 1:50am this date, Ryan Birdwell was booked into the
Liberty County jail on two charges. One being Intoxicated Assault with a motor
vehicle and a second charge of Intoxicated Manslaughter. At this time no bond
has been set but Birdwell is expected to go before the Judge around 8:30 am
D.P.S. investigated the crash and will have further details
on their investigation.
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