orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

April 15, 2013

Man on road dies after run over by Texas deputy


Associated Press

PATTISON, Texas — Investigators are trying to figure out why a Houston-area man was lying on a road when he was run over by a sheriff's vehicle and later died.



The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victim as 28-year-old Maurice Dixon of Berkshire.



Authorities say Dixon was on a road about 5 miles west of Pattison when he was run over early Saturday. Officials are trying to determine if Dixon had been drinking alcohol and was involved in a disturbance where a Waller County sheriff's deputy was headed.



Officials say the deputy did not see Dixon on the highway. The victim was transported to a hospital where he died.