By Scott Harvey
Red River County – Two Red River County residents were killed in separate accidents over the weekend, including a county commissioner.
The body of Commissioner Josef Hausler was found underneath his four-wheeler on a farm near Bogata on Saturday. He apparently had run his four-wheeler into a 10 foot gulley in an overgrown field.
Hausler was up for election in November and was unopposed for the Precinct 4 commissioner post.
The Red River County Courthouse will be closed today, with funeral services at 2 p.m. at Clarksville Funeral Home.
In a separate accident, 31-year-old Amanda Harper Knelson, of Bogota, died following a wreck on Hwy 271 south of Paris on Saturday. Knelson was a passenger in a pickup that went out of control and hit a guardrail.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say no seatbelts were worn and all three in the vehicle were ejected when it crashed.