Kevin Craig Wingfield, 28, was reported to have been driving home from the sheriff’s department in Cooper, where he’s a deputy and jailer, around 4:25 p.m. Tuesday. His truck went through the intersection of FM 1536 and FM 71 east, through a fence and yard before stopping a distance from the roadway. The caller reported the driver was unconscious but breathing.
Hopkins County, North Hopkins and Tira firefighters, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Fenimore and Lt. G.K. McLarry, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Aaron Hanna and Hopkins County Emergency Services personnel responded.
Upon arrival, officials noted the pickup to be turned off, and Wingfield was identified as the driver. Sheriff’s officers reported Wingfield may have experienced a seizure. He reportedly was on medication for seizures, a result of another severe crash he was in about seven years ago, according to the Delta County sheriff.
Emergency responders treated him at the scene, stabilizing him a couple of times before he could be transferred to the hospital, where he died about half an hour later. An autopsy was requested, according to DCSO reports.
Wingfield was a member of Tira Volunteer Fire Department, and had worked at several area law enforcement agencies before becoming employed at Delta County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 28, 2012.
He reportedly has an 8-year-old son, and was engaged to be married.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home in Commerce.
Delta County Sheriff’s Office is collecting donations to help his family with funeral expenses.
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