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Retired lawman dies in wreck outside Floresville


Retired lawman dies in wreck outside Floresville
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Members of the Wilson County Emergency Medical Services tend to victims of a multi-vehicle crash on S.H. 97 March 26 in which one driver was killed.


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Wilson County News
March 26, 2014, 9:51am
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Officials have released the identity of a man killed March 26 in a multi-vehicle crash on S.H. 97 outside Floresville.

Trooper Anthony Flores, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, identified the victim as 68-year-old Roger Miller of La Vernia. Flores said that Miller is a retired San Antonio Police Department officer. Chief Bruce Ritchey confirmed that Miller also previously worked as a sergeant with that agency. He also had served as a La Vernia city councilman.

According to troopers at the scene of the crash, the preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 8:45 a.m., the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck attempted to avoid striking a stray dog that was in the roadway when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer. The impact sent the pickup truck into the path of Miller’s Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, with which the Chevrolet collided almost head-on. The Ridgeline was grazed by a fourth vehicle as it came to rest on the grass shoulder.

The identities of the other drivers have not been officially released, but the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck was flown from the scene via Methodist AirCare.

Eastbound traffic on S.H. 97 was being diverted onto F.M. 539 while westbound traffic was being detoured onto C.R. 305, while troopers continued their investigation. The roadway was expected to be closed at least until 1 p.m.
 


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Webmaster  
Floresville  
March 28 at 11:33am
 
 
Comments closed.
 
 
Noooo Wayyyyy  
Kirby, TX  
March 28 at 11:00am
 
 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire don't bother trying to fight this one your going by one story well two to be exact saying that he braked for the dog. For one thing the report ... Read More Read More
 
 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
March 28 at 10:05am
 
 
RRE, I don't care if you're in the country or the city. If you can't contain it, don't keep it! That goes for dogs, cats, cows, horses, or any other four-legged mammal. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
March 28 at 9:08am
 
 
FOFPO...you sound like a Troll

Noo Waay...driver of the P/U braked for a dog which initiated the accident. End of story.

At the end of the day, if parents teach their ... Read More Read More
 
 
Tuned in  
Floresville  
March 27 at 9:41pm
 
 
On a daily basis I travel 97 East and make a left onto Bluebonnet Lane (still in city limits). I normally have to wait for traffic to clear before making the turn, and it ... Read More Read More
 
 
Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
Floresville  
March 27 at 4:45pm
 
 
Visitation & viewing for Mr. Miller will be Sunday, March 30, from 5-8 pm at Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia. Graveside services will be Monday at 9:30 am in Fort Sam ... Read More Read More
 
 
Irritated  
Wilson County  
March 27 at 3:46pm
 
 
Sounds like another in-experienced or careless CDL on the road. And obviously following way too close behind another vehicle. "An operator shall, if following another ... Read More Read More
 
 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
March 27 at 2:59pm
 
 
Lesson to be learned here:

Never swerve/brake for a rabbit, chicken, dog, coyote, squirrel, cat, etc. Now a large hog, cow, horse....that's a different story! ... Read More Read More
 
 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
March 26 at 3:32pm
 
 
Mr. Miller also was a member of the Floresville Electric Light & Power System (FELPS) board of trustees, and had just left from a board meeting that ended minutes before ... Read More Read More
 
 
Webmaster  
Floresville  
March 26 at 12:23pm
 
 
Story updated
 



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