Three-car crash kills 25-year-old near Bastrop

FILE - DPS State Trooper (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - DPS State Trooper (KXAN File Photo)

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN)- One man is dead following a three-car crash east of Bastrop Saturday afternoon.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials said the wreck happened at the intersection of State Highway 71 and Cottletown Road, about five miles east of Bastrop. DPS got the call at 4:38 p.m.

DPS said Sunday that Royce Dale Lowe, 25, was in the passenger seat of a Honda Accord about to turn north from SH 71 onto Cottletown Road. In midturn, a Toyota 4Runner heading west ran into the passenger side, instantly killing Lowe.

The Accord spun and hit a Ford F-150 truck. The driver and another passenger in the Accord were taken University Medical Center Brackenridge.

The drivers of the 4Runner and F-150 were unharmed.

The westbound lanes of SH 71 were closed in the area as troopers investigated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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