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Rusk County TX man killed in 4-wheeler accident while hunting

May 13, 2011

Released by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, at approximately 10:00 pm, Rusk County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to County Road 304, in the eastern part of Rusk County, in reference to an accident involving a four wheeler.

A witness at the scene stated the he and the victim, Hugh Aubrey Jones, 63, of Henderson, were raccoon hunting on four wheelers when the accident occurred. The witness told authorities that their dogs had trapped a raccoon in a tree, and he moved in ahead of the victim to follow the dogs.
Jones never arrived at the tree, so the witness went back to look for the him. The witness found the victim on the ground pinned underneath his four wheeler. The witness summoned help from a nearby friend, in which they managed to remove the four wheeler off of Mr. Jones.

The inquest was conducted by Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Judge Joe Sorrells, who has ordered an autopsy.

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