Travis County, TX – Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius died in the line of duty following a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday morning.
The fatal collision occurred in the 7700-block of RM 2244 at approximately 6:50 a.m., the Statesman reported.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Deputy Korzilius, 32, was traveling eastbound in an unmarked Ford Escape when a two-door Infiniti suddenly traveled into his lane and crashed into him, KTBC reported.
The force of the impact launched Deputy Korzilius’s vehicle over a guardrail and down an embankment.
His vehicle came to rest on its roof, pinning the injured deputy inside, according to the Statesman.
Deputy Korzilius was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second individual was rushed to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, the Statesman reported.
The Texas DPS is handling the ongoing investigation into the fatal collision.
The TCSO confirmed Deputy Korzilius’s death on Wednesday afternoon.
“Our hearts are broken,” the department said. “Thank you for your kindness and support during this difficult time.”
Deputy Korzilius began serving the TCSO in 2016, and was assigned to the department’s VICE unit in January, according to the Statesman.
He and five of his fellow deputies were recently awarded the Commendation Bar for their response to a shots fired call in 2018, KTBC reported.
Deputy Korzilius was named Employee of the Quarter just seven months after he joined the department, and received numerous other awards throughout his short career, to include Victim Services Deputy of the Year.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Travis County Sheriff’s Office Senior Deputy Christopher Korzilius, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.