The officer stopped to move debris from the road and noticed a nearby light pole was shattered and that a vehicle had gone into a ravine east of Chadbourne. The two men in the car were unresponsive.
The passenger a 21 year old Airmen from Goodfellow was later pronounced dead.
The driver a 25 year old San Angelo man remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
Police say speed was a factor and they're investigating whether alcohol was involved