A 62-year-old man lost his life Saturday night after he was struck by a vehicle in the 1600 block of N.W. Loop 286.
Paris Police responded to a vehicle accident at about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, in which it’s reported William Morris Pontius was riding a motorized wheelchair and had been hit by a vehicle.
“A witness reported that the person on the wheelchair was riding in the middle of the lane of the on-ramp and the witness had to swerve to avoid hitting the wheelchair,” Paris Police Officer Curtis Garrett said. “The vehicle behind the witness did not see the wheelchair in time to avoid hitting it.”
Pontius was pronounced dead at the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.