Tuesday night at approximately 10:45 pm Early PD officers and DPS investigated a major crash at the intersection of Early Blvd. and Garmon Drive in Early. Juan Antonio Subias-Rodriguez, 37 of Wimauma, Florida is listed in stable condition at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft Worth, according to Early Police.
Officer Gerardo Ibarra was patrolling a residential neighborhood when he observed a vehicle on Garmon Drive traveling at a high rate of speed. Officer Ibarra pulled onto Garmon Drive and checked the vehicles speed at 97 miles per hour in the 200 block of Garmon. Officer Ibarra attempted to locate the vehicle near the intersection of Early Blvd. and Garmon Drive where he discovered a major accident had just occurred.
The vehicle failed to negotiate the curve in front of the Early ISD primary campus and traveled through the grass area on the south west side of the intersection striking a large decorative rock and the brick “Early” sign. The rock was catapulted across Early Blvd leaving a large amount of debris.
The vehicle began to roll as it crossed the Early Blvd. where the driver was ejected as it began to roll. The vehicle stopped and ignited as it came to rest against the building at Sanderson Trailer sales. The fire completely burned the vehicle and had spread against the building burning a small amount on the outside of the structure.
According to Early Police, the Early Fire Department arrived quickly and were able to protect the building from further damage while Brownwood Fire Department arrived to assist at the scene. Brownwood Police and Brown County Sheriff’s Department assisted with closing the highways while Early PD and DPS investigated the crash.
Air-Evac responded to the scene and transported the driver to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The crash is being investigated as a DWI crash, according to Early Police Chief David Mercer.
(photo by Early Police)