Texas deputy killed in collision

Deputy Christopher Korzilius was driving his unmarked patrol vehicle when it was struck by a second car

Duty Death: Christopher Korzilius - [Travis County, Texas]

End of Service: 03/18/2020


Kelsey Bradshaw
Austin American-Statesman

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — A Travis County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a collision on RM 2244 early Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.

Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius was driving an unmarked sheriff’s office vehicle, a Ford Escape, when his vehicle collided with another and rolled off the road, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Deputy Christopher Korzilius was killed in a collision while on duty Wednesday morning. (Photo/TCSO)
Deputy Christopher Korzilius was killed in a collision while on duty Wednesday morning. (Photo/TCSO)

Austin-Travis County EMS medics responded around 6:50 a.m. to the 7700 block of RM 2244, which is near One World Theatre, west of Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) near Weston Lane.

Korzilius’ vehicle rolled over onto its roof, and he was pinned inside, medics said. The senior deputy was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Another adult was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

RM 2244 was briefly closed between Weston Lane and Addie Roy Road because of the crash, Texas Department of Transportation officials said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash.

Korzilius joined the sheriff’s office in June 2016 and was promoted two years later to senior deputy. He joined the VICE unit this past January and worked primarily at night in eastern Travis County.

The senior deputy was recently awarded the Commendation Bar after responding to a shooting in July 2018, the sheriff’s office said.

Korzilius is the eighth Travis County deputy to be killed in the line of duty.

Funeral arrangements are pending, the sheriff’s office said.

 

Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius was killed this morning in a traffic collision. Our hearts are broken. Funeral...

Posted by Travis County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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