Update – Funeral Services Pending for Brownwood Man Fatally Injured in Wreck


Update 10:20am, August 21st - Police have identified the man who was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Austin Avenue as 21-year-old Jose Guadalupe Martinez of Brownwood.  Funeral services for Martinez are pending with Heartland Funeral Home.

“The deceased in that accident has been identified as 21-year-old Jose Guadalupe Martinez of Brownwood,” said Assistant Police Chief James Fuller.  “Our sympathy goes out to the Martinez family in their time of sorrow.”

The driver of the pickup in the accident has been identified as 21-year-old Caleb Coronado of Brownwood.  Close friends of Coronado said that he was treated and released from Brownwood Regional Medical Center Monday night.

Update 8:05pm – The Brownwood Police Department released the following information regarding the fatal crash.

“On Monday, August 20, 2012, at approximately 5:05pm, members of the Brownwood Police Department and Brownwood Fire Department responded to the 1700 blk of Austin Ave regarding a 2-vehicle traffic accident.  Upon arrival, officers observed a 1981 Chevrolet pickup and a 2000 Mercury Sable involved in the accident.

The driver of the sedan was extricated from his vehicle and transported to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and pronounced deceased.  Information on the accident is limited at this time regarding the cause.  The Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting the police department in this investigation.

We ask that you keep the family of all involved in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.”

The names of the drivers are being withheld by police at this time.

Original Story - A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Austin Avenue and Avenue J resulted in one man being airlifted to the hospital and another transported by Guardian EMS.

Emergency responders were called to the scene of a “major accident” where the vehicles “T-boned.”  The driver-side door of a Mercury four-door passenger car was struck by the front-end of the older model Chevy pickup.

According to a witness on scene, the Mercury crossed Austin Avenue at Avenue J when it was struck by the pickup.   The driver of the car was seriously injured and had to be cut out of the vehicle.  One emergency responder said “he was really bad off.”  The driver of the Mercury was airlifted by AirEvac Lifeteam.

The driver of the pickup had an injury to his head and was transported to Brownwood Regional Medical Center emergency room for treatment of his injuries.

Brownwood Police, Texas Department of Public Safety, Brownwood Fire Department, Guardian EMS, and AirEvac Lifeteam all responded to the scene.

Both vehicles were badly damaged, pictured above.

Other photos of the accident scene are below.