Deputy Ray Horn, Comal County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are warning drivers to expect traffic on State Highway 46 between Seguin and New Braunfels on Friday as mourners from around the state are coming to pay their respects to the Comal County deputy who recently died.

Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Patrol Lt. Clint Garza said deputies are going to reduce the flow of traffic on the highway to two lanes — one northbound and one southbound to assist with the funeral procession of Comal County Deputy Ray Horn and internment at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park, 2951 S. State Highway 46.

“Traffic will be reduced to one northbound and one southbound lane at the entrance to the cemetery to accommodate parking,” Garza said. “There will also be a large amount of emergency vehicles and pedestrian traffic at this location. All motorists should use caution, expect delays and use alternate routes.”

Travelers should expect delays between 10 a.m. an 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Garza said.

“The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office will be handling all traffic control on State Highway 46 in front of the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park,” he said. “We will have emergency vehicles and deputies setting up in the area as early as 10 a.m.”

Horn, who was 44 years old, was involved in a wreck on Thursday, Jan. 17 on FM 3009 near Dimrock Road in Schertz. He was transported to Northeast Methodist Center in San Antonio where he later died. Authorities believe he had a medical episode just before the crash.

The funeral service for Horn is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Tree of Life Church, 5513 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, New Braunfels.

The procession will leave the church after the funeral and make its way to Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

“We want to remind all motorists that there will be major traffic delays and congestion from the church on Interstate 35 northbound to State Highway 46 southbound through Clear Springs and toward the city of Seguin,” Garza said.

Felicia Frazar is the managing editor of the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail her at felicia.frazar@seguingazette.com

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