Fatal Accident Near Navasota Kills Anderson Man

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

A fatal accident near Navasota killed a 53-year-old man from Anderson.

The accident happened Friday around 10:20 p.m. on Texas 90 near Navasota.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Walter Bateman, 22, from Anderson, was driving at a high rate of speed in a 2007 Dodge pickup. Investigators say he crossed the center line striking the pickup 53-year-old Brian Ray was driving. Ray was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bateman was taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan with two broken ankles. According to the hospital, he was released Sunday.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials say that Troopers are still investigating the accident. No word on when or if charges will be filed.

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