40-year-old Francitas man dies in ATV accident

40-year-old Jonathan Abernathy was killed Saturday, January 1, 2022 in an ATV accident.

FRANCITAS, Texas – A Francitas man died in the early morning hours Saturday, January 1, 2022, in an ATV accident. The accident occurred in the 800 block of County Road 450. Chief deputy of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Craig Kirkpatrick says that it was a little after 1 am on Saturday when 40-year-old Jonathan Abernathy and a second person were possibly doing donuts when they were ejected from the ATV.

EMS arrived on the scene and examined Abernathy. Justice of the Peace Precinct #2 Judge Cyndi Poulton held an inquest and pronounced Aberanthy dead at the scene.