23-Year-Old Man Pronounced Dead after Head-On Collision near Highway 56

ELGIN, TX (September 4, 2023) – Saturday afternoon, Eric Hernandez was killed in a head-on crash on U.S. 290 West.

Officers responded to the scene around 2:00 p.m., at the 600 block of U.S. 290 West near Highway 56 on August 26th.

The driver of a pickup-truck was heading east when it crossed over to the center lane and into the path of the 18-wheeler.

Medics arrived and transported the pickup-truck driver to a nearby hospital where he later died. Authorities later identified him as 23-year-old Hernandez, of Bastrop County.

Meanwhile, the driver of the 18-wheeler cooperated with the investigation and remained at the scene. Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Once available, further details will be provided.


The team at Sweet James sends out their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Eric Hernandez. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.


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