Man Killed In Early-Morning Crash Identified

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CORYELL COUNTY (June 12, 2014) The victim of an early morning highway crash Wednesday between Gatesville and Copperas Cove was identified Thursday as Juston Wittig, 31, of Killeen.

He died when two vehicles collided as one veered back into the northbound lane of FM 116 at Perryman Creek Road after the driver passed several other vehicles.

Wittig was an employee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Gatesville, Senior DPS Trooper Harpin Meyers said.

The driver of the other vehicle was pinned in the wreckage and after he was rescued was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries, Meyers said.

The scene was about 10 miles north of Copperas Cove on FM 116.