Man dead in Paris wheelchair accident

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Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 11:17 AM CDT
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PARIS, Texas (KXII) - A man is dead after an accident involving a wheelchair occurred in Paris.

The accident took place in the 1600 block of NW Loop 286 around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Officers say that 62-year-old William Pontius, of Paris, was driving his motorized wheelchair in the middle of the lane of the on-ramp, causing the vehicle behind him to swerve to avoid hitting him.

The next vehicle did not see Pontius in time to avoid a collision.

Pontius was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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