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UPDATE: Police identify victim in fatal Bryan crash

Police officers on scene are helping to direct traffic around the crash scene. It happened early Saturday morning.

BRYAN, Texas — Update: February 29, 12:10 p.m.

The intersection at Briarcrest and 29th Street has been fully opened.

Update: February 29, 11:41 a.m.

The Bryan Police Department has identified the victim who was killed in a early morning car crash on Briarcrest Drive and 29th Street.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. Officer Kelley McKethan with BPD said a Camaro going northbound on 29th Street ran a red light and a GMC truck going westbound on Briarcrest hit the Camaro on the passenger side. The truck then rolled onto its side and the Camaro hit a Buick Verono waiting at the intersection. 

James Ragsdale, 27, of Bryan, was a passenger in the Camaro. He died at the hospital after the crash. The driver of that car has been identified as Colton Bradley, 21, of Midland. He was arrested at the scene and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.

Two people in the pickup suffered serious injuries but they were treated and released from the hospital. The driver of the Buick was also treated and released.

Credit: BRAZOS CO. JAIL
Colton Bradley, 21, of Midland, is charged with intoxication manslaughter. Police said he was driving the car that killed 27-year-old James Ragsland of Bryan on February 29.

Update: February 29, 11:00 a.m.

The intersection of Briarcrest and 29th Street remains partially closed at this time as law enforcement continues to investigate a fatal crash that happened there early Saturday morning.

The vehicles are still at the scene, but police officers are directing traffic around the crash. Three vehicles were involved, two cars and a truck.

It is unknown at this time when the intersection will fully reopen.

More information is expected to come later on Saturday. It is unknown at this time the condition of three of the people involved. At least one person died at the hospital from their injuries. We will continue to update you as more information comes in.

Previous Story: February 29, 8:00 a.m.

Authorities have confirmed one person has died after a car crash at a busy Bryan intersection early Saturday morning.

In a press release given to the media, Officer Kelley McKethan with the Bryan Police Department said the person died on the way to the hospital. Three others were also taken to the hospital but their conditions are not known at this time.

It happened at the intersection of 29th Street and Briarcrest around 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Officer McKethan said the intersection was closed for several hours while police did their investigation into how the crash happened. She said she will release more information later today.

The names of the people involved have not yet been released. We will update you as information becomes available.

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