Former Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputy killed in ATV accident
HOUSTON – A former Fort Bend County Sheriff’s deputy was killed late
Friday night during an accident while riding his ATV in southwest
Houston, police said.
The Houston Police Department said that they received a call at about
10 p.m. from a woman who said that her husband was missing.
She said that he had gone out on an ATV to check their cattle and
horses on a large property they own in the 3000block of Moffitt Lane
near Landrum Lane.
HPD searched the property, and with the help of a helicopter and a
family member, found the missing man, who was pinned beneath his ATV.
Police said the man was making a turn around the feeder bayou that
runs into Sims Bayou when the chain he was dragging behind the ATV got
caught in a crevice along a concrete area of the bayou.
The ATV was jerked backwards when the chain was caught on a concrete
culvert. The vehicle flipped over onto the man and caused him to hit his
head, police said.
Police said he died at the scene. They have not released his name yet, but the man was said to be in his 70s.