A six-vehicle wreck Friday on Texas 80 just east of San Marcos, TX, left nine people injured and one man dead. Christopher Bauman, a 25-year-old Woodlands resident, who has many relatives in the Falls City area, was traveling with three others in a Nissan Altima.

           He was turning left onto County Road 101 from Texas 80 when the driver of a Dodge Neon failed to stop and ran into them from behind. The crash sent the Nissan into oncoming traffic, and caused it to collide into another car and truck. The Nissan also struck a Department of Public Safety vehicle, launching debris toward the sixth vehicle involved in the crash.

            Bauman was transported to the Central Texas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m. Friday, police said.  Of the nine people injured, only two have been treated and released as of Saturday. The 20-year-old who may be responsible for the crash is under investigation for intoxication manslaughter, according to police.

            Christopher Martin Bauman was born on Aug. 23, 1988, in Des Moines, IA, to Martin Kevin and Saundra Dale Bauman. His life was taken in a tragic accident on July 4, 2014 outside San Marcos, TX by a drunk driver. Christopher attended high school in The Woodlands, TX, and graduated in 2006. He was a born musician, and the bass player/sound engineer of the band “Cosmic Bug Loaf.”

            Christopher is survived by his parents, his brother Bradley Bauman of the Woodlands; his grandparents Nellene Bauman of Ackley, IA, and Dale and Carol Stark of Council Bluffs, IA; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout the Midwest, including band members Chad Leibold and John Alton.

            Christopher was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Francis Bauman.

            The family will be receiving visitors at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. with a service to follow at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to Cocker Spaniel Rescue of East Texas at

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