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Burnet grad lost in motorcycle wreck
Zane Dixon was second member of Class of 2014 killed this year
A family man and Burnet High School graduate lost his life on Monday, May 9 due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision in Georgetown.
Zane ("Zaner") Taylor Dixon, 19, was a Burnet High School graduate from the class of 2014.
According to family, he was a block away from home when the collision occurred on Wednesday, May 4.
Georgetown Asst. Police Chief Cory Tchida said the wreck occurred in the 700 block of Shell Road at about 9:05 p.m.
"A 17-year-old female was driving a Ford passenger car north on Shell Road approaching its intersection with Rosedale (Boulevard). The motorcycle was in front of the Ford and was believed to be heading in the same direction as the Ford," Tchida said. "The Ford rear ended the motorcycle causing injury to Mr. Dixon."
According to a You Caring fundraising account set up by friends of the family, Dixon suffered "severe head trauma and swelling of the brain." He was admitted to the intensive care unit at Seton Medical Center Williamson and underwent brain surgery before his passing on Monday.
Dixon was an organ donor, and was able to save four other lives through his organ donation, family wrote in an obituary. He was a husband of one year to Priscilla Ann-Marie Dixon and father to their four-month old daughter, Kaysen.
Dixon joined the US Marine Corps after high school but was discharged eight weeks later for medical reasons. He then attended and graduated from Austin Community College Fire Academy in December 2015.
"He wore his expressions proudly," said Ryan van Hee, a member of Dixon's fire academy class on social media. "Dixon was fearlessly real and the emotions were raw and pure... He was a complicated person with rich and varied emotion... He would just light up when he would talk about his wife... He was so happy about being a father. He was working towards a job where he could help his community.
"Zane Dixon, gone at 20. Felt more than most that lived to be 80."
Police have not determined exactly what caused the crash, Tchida said.
"At this time, this is still an open investigation. Factors such as distracted driving is one of the many facets that will be explored during the investigation," he said.
"No charges have been filed but all fatality crashes do go to the Williamson County District Attorney for possible grand jury review once the active investigation is concluded."
Dixon's memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Hill Country Fellowship Church in Burnet.
A YouCaring account has been set up for the Dixon family to assist with funeral and medical expenses.
To donate or to learn more, visit www.youcaring.com/priscilla-and-zanedixon-566577.
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