Sierra Martin | Chief Editor
On Monday, June 20, 2022, two brothers and members of the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department were killed in a major automobile collision. Firefighter Hunter Coco, 21, and Deputy Chief Jonathon Coco, 25, died in a traffic accident while returning from a wildfire on Texas Highway 20 outside Lockhart.
According to the City of Lockhart, the Lockhart Police Department (LPD) and fire department responded to a two-vehicle accident on State Park Road/FM 20 and San Jacinto St. involving a fire truck. Preliminary reports show that around 1:45 p.m., a woman driving south on San Jacinto Street was struck by a Maxwell Fire Department sweeper truck as she turned onto State Park Road.
The sweeper truck overturned, killing the two firefighters occupying the vehicle. The woman in the other car was slightly injured. The area was closed to traffic for the duration of the investigation.
Jonathon had been a member of the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department since 2016 and his younger brother, Hunter, for just over a year. Jonathon Coco was also an animal control officer for the Buda Police Department.
“Jonathon, or ‘Coco’ as he was affectionately known, has been an integral part of the department for the past four years, serving beyond his role as an animal control officer to a support person for information technology. information and vehicle operations. Jonathon and his brother Hunter gave their lives in service yesterday as members of the Maxwell Volunteer Fire Department,” the Buda Police Department said in a statement. Facebook post.
The Texas Department of Public Safety assisted the LPD in investigating the cause of the crash. LPD filed a subpoena, similar to a citation, for failing to yield the right of way to the woman.
Donations in support of Jonathon and Hunter can be made to the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 216, Maxwell, Texas 78656. ?