The accident happened near Fannett on Burrell-Wingate Road in Texas. Sheriff Zena Stephens told 12News a man was mowing his lawn, when a speeding car came from around a corner, hit and killed him.
The man was identified as a Jefferson County Deputy.
The identity of the deputy has not been released. The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.
At this time, it is unknown what charges if any the driver of the car may face.
From a Texas Department of Public Safety release:
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a fatal crash on Burrell-Wingate Road, approximately four miles east of state Highway 124, that occurred today, July 9, 2022.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 8:15 p.m., a 2017 Toyota SUV was traveling west. It is reported that the SUV was traveling at an unsafe speed while attempting to negotiate a curve, at which point it traveled off the road into the ditch and struck a person operating a lawn mower.