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DRIVER KILLED ON I-45 WAS DECORATED VETERAN

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A Wednesday night crash on I-45 claimed the life of a US Army Major and decorated war veteran from Dallas who was returning home from Houston.

Major John Harold Bryant, 42, was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he pulled onto northbound I-45 at Calvary Road and slammed into the rear of an 18-wheeler, according to Willis Police Lieutenant Nelson. MCHD transported Bryant by ground ambulance to Conroe Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy was ordered.

The crash occurred where the acceleration lane merges with the main lanes. The big rig was stopped on the shoulder, but witnesses said the driver had all of the truck’s lights on and it should have been clearly visible to Bryant. Since there was no evidence of impairment, and no skid marks, investigators have theorized Bryant was distracted. Unfortunately, the question of what distracted him may go unanswered.

Major Bryant was a Fort Worth native who graduated from Texas A&M University and served his country in the Middle East in Operation Enduring Freedom. He served in the US Army, US Army Reserves and National Guard.

Funeral arrangements are pending in Dallas.

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