North Texas Police Chief, Firefighter Killed In Head-On Crash In Ellis County

BARDWELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas police chief and a volunteer firefighter were among five victims killed in a head-on crash Sunday morning in Ellis County near Bardwell.

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the major crash at around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 34 near Highview Park Road.

According to the investigation, a 2012 Dodge pickup was traveling west on the highway when, for an unknown reason, it veered into the eastbound lane and struck a Ford Crown Victoria.

Authorities say five people died in the crash.

Two of the victims killed were Bardwell Police Chief Michael Spurgeon Sr. and his son, Bardwell area volunteer firefighter Michael Spurgeon Jr., according to the town’s volunteer fire department in a Facebook post.

Spurgeon Sr.’s wife later confirmed that her husband was killed in that crash.

Michael Spurgeon Sr. (Credit: Michael Spurgeon/Facebook)

Texas Motorplex offered its condolences to the…

Original published: 2019-03-24 21:17:46 Read the full Dallas News here

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