Former Fort Bend County deputy flips ATV, dies in crash

Published On: Feb 23 2013 08:25:31 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 24 2013 10:59:13 AM CST
ATV Fatal Accident Moffitt
MISSOURI CITY, Texas -

A former Fort Bend County deputy died in an ATV accident in Missouri City.

Around 10 p.m. Friday, Houston police received a call from a woman saying her husband was missing and she hadn't heard from him.  The couple owns a large property on Moffitt Lane near Landrum Lane, and the woman said her husband had gone out earlier in the evening on an ATV to check on their cattle.

Police searched the property.  With the help of a helicopter, a family member found the man underneath his ATV.

According to police, the victim was turning around a feeder bayou when a chain dragging behind the ATV got caught in a crevice along a concrete area of the bayou.

When the chain caught, it jerked the ATV backward, flipping the man off and causing him to hit his head.  Police said the ATV landed on top of him.  He died at the scene.

According to HPD, the man was a Fort Bend County deputy and ran for sheriff about 20 years ago. His name has not been released.