Funeral service Monday for Brownwood teen killed in UTV crash


MCCULLOCH COUNTY, Texas - The funeral service has been set for Elias Stanke, the Brownwood teen who was killed last week in a utility vehicle crash.

His service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood.

No visitation will be held.

Stanke was killed Wednesday in an off-road vehicle crash in McCulloch County.

According to the Brownwood Bulletin, the 14-year-old Stanke died when the Polaris Ranger utility vehicle he was on – with two others – crashed on a private ranch. Another teen, age 19, was driving the UTV.

The vehicle apparently overturned on a curve – and Stanke was pinned under it.