Justice of the Peace Killed in Motorcycle Accident

HOWARD COUNTY - A Mitchell County Justice of the Peace is dead after a motorcycle wreck in Howard County.

It happened along Highway 821, south of Big Spring. According to state troopers, 50-year-old Pat Taylor was riding east when he hit a deer.

Taylor was Justice of the Peace for precinct two and three in Mitchell County. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the accident actually happened Wednesday night, but it wasn't discovered until Thursday morning around 4:00.