199 Rollover


Good Samaritans gather important items, including a pet, after they stopped to help victims of a rollover accident in the 700 block of SH 199 West near Westline Road. According to the accident report, Robert Aaron Bauman, 24, of Springtown was at the wheel of a red 2005 Honda Accord traveling westbound in about the 900 block of SH 199 West when he may have fallen asleep. The Honda left the roadway and traveled about 300 feet – the length of a football field – before crossing the Westline crossover and rolling one-and-a-half times and coming to rest on its side in the grassy median. Bauman’s passenger, Briana April Snow, 22, was taken by Azle ambulance to Texas Health Azle with non-life-threatening injuries. One dog in the car was recovered immediately by passersby; another fled in fear but Bauman and another passerby were able to locate it, unharmed, in the creek south of the highway.

Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman