Man dies after crashing his 1930s model Ford coupe in Boerne, police say

Officials said uneven lanes in construction area contributed to accident

BOERNE, Texas – Boerne police have identified the victim of a fatal traffic accident that occurred Friday and caused an hours-long closure in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.

Police said 64-year-old Randolph Markham Apps of Boerne was driving his 1930s model Ford coupe when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete barriers lining the interstate.

Apps was ejected from his vehicle, which was not equipped with seatbelts, airbags, or modern suspension, according to a press release from the City of Boerne.

A passerby called the Boerne Police Department around 3:30 p.m. Friday to report a man lying on the side of the interstate bleeding from his head at the 540-mile marker of IH-10 West, just past the Highway 46 overpass.

Boerne Police officers, a Texas DPS trooper, and Kendall County EMS responded and attempted to render first aid but Apps was pronounced dead at the scene.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials determined uneven lanes in the construction area along with App’s vehicle’s suspension system and lack of safety equipment were the cause of the accident.

The interstate was closed for several hours on Friday while the crash scene was cleared.

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