DPS chase ends in deadly crash on US 281 in Blanco County

Two people are dead after a chase involving DPS troopers on US 281 just north of Round Mountain in Blanco County on July 3, 2017. (Hill Country Scanner Photo)
Two people are dead after a chase involving DPS troopers on US 281 just north of Round Mountain in Blanco County on July 3, 2017. (Hill Country Scanner Photo)

BLANCO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — All lanes of US 281 just north of Round Mountain in Blanco County have reopened after a chase ended in a crash that killed two people.

A trooper was driving south at around 11:30 a.m. when a Honda sedan heading north veered into oncoming traffic and almost hit the trooper’s vehicle. The trooper then made a U-turn and began chasing the Honda.

The vehicle being chased by the trooper then went into oncoming traffic again and hit two other vehicles near the Hofbrau RV Park, the Department of Public Safety says. The male driver of the vehicle being chased and a 99-year-old passenger died.

The other two vehicles involved each had two occupants. One person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries and another decided not to be taken to the hospital.

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