A Tyler County man died late Wednesday night after being thrown from a utility task vehicle he was driving on a Bolivar Peninsula beach, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

The crash happened around 11:44 p.m. near Gilmore Road, according to the sheriff's office.

The 56-year-old man from Colmesneil suffered a head injury in the crash, officials said.

The man was thrown from the vehicle while doing figure-eights and doughnuts with the car on the sand, according to the sheriff's office. Two other people were riding in in the vehicle and weren't seriously injured in crash, officials said.

The man wasn't wearing a seatbelt, officials said. He was declared dead at the scene.

Officials didn't immediately release the man's name Thursday morning.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

Recommended for you

(1) comment

Doug Sivyer

Sad but completely avoidable

Welcome to the discussion.

Real Names required. No pseudonyms or partial names allowed. Stand behind what you post.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.