Texas sheriff's deputy dies en route to accident


Dallas Morning News

BURNET, Texas — A Burnet County sheriff's deputy has died after his vehicle struck a deer, then he lost control and hit a tree while responding to an accident with injuries.

A statement from the sheriff's office says 42-year-old Francis David Blake was headed to the accident at 1 a.m. Saturday on Park Road 4, located one to two miles South of Highway 29 when he hit the deer on Highway 29, west of Deer Springs.

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