Austin County loses ‘beloved leader’

SEALY — Austin County Precinct Commissioner Douglas King died suddenly on Dec. 17 during an accident on Gebhart Road while repairing a piece of equipment with some of his crew.

According to County Judge Tim Lapham, the accident remains under investigation.

Lapham says at approximately 2:30 p.m., two moving pieces closed suddenly on King.

Emergency responders were immediately called to the scene, but King reportedly died there from his injuries.



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