ROCKPORT, Texas — A well known first responder in Rockport died Tuesday morning after a car accident on Highway 35 Bypass near 16th Street. 

According to investigators, 41-year-old Keith Hammes was a paramedic working in Rockport for over 20-years and died when the car he was driving rolled over.

The force of the accident sent Hammes' car into a nearby ditch.

Investigators are currently working to determine the cause of the accident.

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