Brownwood firefighters and Guardian EMS personnel remove Aubrey Mayes of Early from his 1986 Chevrolet Caprice after it was struck in the driver’s side by an 18-wheeler Friday afternoon in the 1000 block of Early Boulevard. Early Police Chief David Mercer said Mayes was critically injured. Mayes, the Caprice’s only occupant, was driving east when he apparently tried to make a U-turn and his car was struck by the eastbound 18-wheeler, Mercer said. He did not know Mayes’ exact age but believed he is in his 80s. Photo by Steve Nash