Bastrop emergency officials hit while investigating vehicle crash Posted in: News The City of Bastrop assistant fire chief was struck, and a police sergeant was dragged, by a drunk driver while investigating a motor vehicle crash on Highway 71. On April 1 at about 6 p.m., the City of Bastrop Police Department and Fire Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at the 600 block of West State Highway 71 within the Bastrop city limits. Patrol Sergeant Charles Sanford and Assistant Fire Chief Eric DeArmitt were investigating the crash when a motorist identified as Kenneth Crawford, 53 years old of Bastrop County, abruptly entered the crash scene. As Sergeant Sanford and Assistant ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!