A Texas highway safety chief has died after allegedly getting pulled over in an illegal state by a devil’s road.
In the days after the traffic stop, the chief’s wife and the driver of his patrol car were killed in separate accidents, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The death of his wife is under investigation.
The chief, identified as Sgt. Brandon Jones, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Austin, Texas, according a statement from the DPS.
The chief was 61.
A video of the encounter posted online shows Jones standing over a pickup truck with his gun drawn.
He is heard saying to the driver, “You’d have to be a damn fool not in to see this one.”
A trooper, identified in the news release as Sgt Steve Williams, who was the driver in the pickup, also has died.
Williams and the trucker were not immediately available for comment, the DPS said.
The department said Jones was one of several officers on duty at the time of the traffic crash.
He was also one of the first officers to respond to a call of an erratic driver at the scene of a fatal crash.
The incident took place on the northbound lanes of the I-45 overpass at Interstate 45, between I-35 and Interstate 30.