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One Breckenridge man dies in Taylor County wreck, another seriously injured

One Breckenridge man dies in Taylor County wreck, another seriously injured
April 13
20:00 2020

Raymond Baladez Jr. of Breckenridge died early Saturday morning when a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was involved in an accident in Taylor County. Three others in the vehicle were taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, one with a serious injury, according to a report from the Department of Public Safety.

The crash happened on Business Interstate 20 west of Abilene. According to an updated DPS report, injured in the wreck were the driver of the vehicle, Mitchell Stewart of Breckenridge, who had serious injuries, and Adrianna (Janna) Jaques of Anson and a 14-year-old girl from Anson, both of whom had stable injuries.

Baladez’s family will have a private service on Thursday. Because of the local and state restrictions put in place due to the threat from the novel coronavirus, the funeral must be restricted to family only. For more information about Baladez and the funeral arrangements, click here to see the obituary.

Donations for the family (or to a charity) may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Additionally, there are several fundraisers listed on Facebook by family and friends.


Editor’s Note: This story was updated at about 8:45 p.m. Monday, April 13, and 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, to correct inaccurate information in the Department of Public Safety’s original preliminary report regarding the identity of the driver of the vehicle.

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