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Chico resident killed in home accident

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Chico resident was killed Saturday afternoon in an apparent accident involving heavy machinery at his home.

The family of William Josserand, 74, became concerned when they hadn’t been able to reach him since noon that day, according to Wise County Sheriff David Walker.

About 3:30 p.m. a neighbor went to check on Josserand at his home in the 4000 block of Farm Road 1810 and found the man trapped under a Bobcat skid-steer loader in a pasture.

Medics were dispatched to the location and determined Josserand had died from his injuries. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays pronounced him dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy be performed by the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office.

Walker said the Sheriff’s Office crime scene unit responded, which is the protocol for unattended or accidental deaths, and impounded the Bobcat. He said the death appears to be accidental.

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