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2013-06-13 / Front Page

Fatal Accident Claims Life of Young Man

A single car accident claimed the life of a 24 year old man early last Friday morning. According to the police report, shortly before midnight, Thursday, June 6, Sgt. D.A. Griffin with the Giddings Police Department was dispatched to East Industry and Orange Street. Officer L. Hernandez responded to the location also.

When the officers arrived, they immediately observed a beige 2004 Chevy Impala resting against a large tree on private property located at 820 East Industry, facing south. The vehicle had substantial front end collision damage.

A witness, Kevin Dale Majewski, had called 911 after seeing the car run a stop sign at a high rate of speed and run into the tree in the driveway of the residence. He reported that he was outside at about midnight walking his dog when he saw the car run the stop sign, never making a noticeable attempt to stop. Majewski said he ran into his house to get his phone to call 911. He was still on the phone with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office when he returned to the scene to check on the driver of the vehicle. Majewski said the driver was unresponsive and that’s when the officers arrived on the scene.

Sgt. Griffin walked around to the driver’s side of the vehicle and observed a young man, identified as Brian Keith Taylor, 24, lying on the grass, face up. Officer Hernandez was already near the victim and he reported to Griffin that Taylor was unresponsive. EMS arrived, but were unable to revive the young man.

Justice of the Peace, Troy Bise, was called to the scene, where he made the declaration of death as June 7, 2013 at 12:30 a.m. He also ordered an autopsy.

The official accident report indicated that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the collision.

Taylor was employed as a machine operator at Longwood Industries, a manufacturer of rubber and plastic specialty items in Brenham. A complete obituary can be found in today’s paper.

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