1 dead in multi-vehicle crash in Bastrop

One person died in a multi-vehicle crash in Bastrop early Friday morning.

Police say around 1:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the crash on SH 71 and FM 304.

A preliminary investigation shows the driver of a 2012 Ford Fusion was stopped in the eastbound lanes of SH 71 after the car had broken down.

The Fusion was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler.

The driver of the Ford Fusion died at the scene and the driver of the 18-wheeler had minor injuries.


Police say a third vehicle was involved, but that driver was not injured.