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Collision Kills One Deputy, Injures Another

Collision Kills One Deputy, Injures Another

KHOU.com | Associated Press

June 27, 2011

MANVEL, Texas—One Brazoria County Sheriff’s deputy was killed and another severely injured Sunday evening after crashing into a pickup truck on Highway 6 in Brazoria County, according to officials.

The two deputies were traveling in a patrol car west on Highway 6 at FM 1128 when they crashed into a full-sized Chevy truck attempting to make a left turn into a Chevron gas station around 9:30 p.m.

Deputies said the officers had the green light and the pickup truck driver did not yield the right of way.

The impact caused the Chevy to flip over and land on its roof and both vehicles were mangled in the crash.

The deputy who was driving and the two occupants in the Chevy truck were all airlifted to the hospital with severe injuries.

The deputy on the passenger side was pronounced dead at the scene.

State Trooper Standifer of the Texas Department of Public Safety said even though the crash hits close to home, any loss of life makes the job difficult.

“Anytime someone loses their life, it is extremely difficult to me. The fact that these individuals were in law enforcement, there’s no difference when I come across the scene,” said Trooper Standifer. “Usually when I come up close, you can kind of tell when there’s been some serious injury or loss of life and when I get that feeling, it doesn’t matter if they are wearing a uniform or not.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation and officials said a state crash team will do a scale diagram to plot out the points of the crash.


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    2386

    over 2 years ago

    248 Comments

    REST IN PEACE

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    bone_crusher

    almost 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    only about 20 miles from my city, it was a shock to hear the news come acoss the mct's in the cars. from what i understand from firiends that knew him he was a great guy. saddens the heart to hear yet another "brother" lost. waaaaay to many so far this year across the nation!

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    milcop

    almost 3 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother Prayers to our Brother for a speedy recovery

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    cos15

    almost 3 years ago

    26 Comments

    REST IN PEACE BROTHER...FULL RECOVERY FOR ALL INVOLVED

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    Fredder

    almost 3 years ago

    190 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother. May the others hurt in the wreck heal fully.

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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    RIP, BROTHER

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    revCCBeasley

    almost 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP, God be with the Family as they deal with a tragetic lost.

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    MP247

    almost 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Deputy Van Meter

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    batman2944

    almost 3 years ago

    738 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother, and God Bless.

    "Train for the Fight"

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    WACollector

    almost 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    EOD300

    almost 3 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother...

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    copper380

    almost 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    God Bless Your Soul Brother. RIP. Speedy recovery to the injured officer, you are in my prayers.

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    Cap701

    almost 3 years ago

    116 Comments

    As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

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    Madisyn77

    almost 3 years ago

    230 Comments

    Rest In Peace Deputy Charles Van Meter... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in their time of need. I also pray for the other Officer involved and hope for a fast recovery.

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    hbg522

    almost 3 years ago

    7006 Comments

    senseless! RIP Deputy Van Meter.

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