By JESSIE HORTON
ERATH COUNTY (January 1, 2019) – Officials with the Erath County Sheriff’s Office and DPS are working on an investigation into a vehicle vs pedestrian accident that occurred on County Road 410, just off of FM 219 in Lingleville.
According to a report from Texas DPS, at approximately 3:30 a.m. DPS was notified of an injury caused by a vehicle earlier in the morning. According to the report, the patient brought into Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville ER after being run over and was flown from there to a Fort Worth hospital.
Texas Highway Patrol officers, along with Erath County Sheriff’s deputies, were dispatched to the scene of the accident and upon arrival, the trooper found a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Nicholas King, 27 of Dublin, was traveling east on CR 401 about a mile northwest of Lingleville when the vehicle ran off the roadway and became stuck in the mud.
According to the report by the trooper, a passenger in the truck, Tony Onnsy, 27 of Bell Tower, California, got out to push the truck. During the course of pushing the truck out of the mud, King ran over Onnsey and severely injured him. King then transported Onnsy to the hospital in Stephenville.
The trooper found King, the driver of the Chevrolet, to be intoxicated and under the influence of alcohol. King was arrested for intoxication assault and placed in the Erath County Jail. Intoxication assault is a third degree felony, punishable by two to ten years in prison, and by a possible fine not to exceed $10,000.
No other information is available at this time.