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Bastrop County, Texas – October 22, 2013

A driver who was not wearing a seat belt was killed on Monday in an accident on Sand Hills Road in Bastrop County according to state police.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that 51-year-old Guy Boatman was driving at 5:30 a.m. on his way to work in a 2000 Chevrolet Metro when he crossed the roadway for unknown reasons. He struck a tree and spun his vehicle, ejecting him from the vehicle.

Mr. Boatman was declared dead at the scene.

The National Safety Council reports that traffic fatalities increased 5 percent in 2012. A recent study revealed 36,200 traffic deaths last year, up from 34,600 in 2011, the first increase in seven years.

If you were involved in this accident, or a family member to someone involved, and would like an official copy of the police report, you can make a request with this form.

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