A Millsap woman was discovered dead early Tuesday in a creek bed.

According to reports, the woman, identified as Lana Renee Wright, 42, of Millsap, was riding a four-wheeler, which was found by her husband overturned on top of her.

Deputies from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office and LifeCare paramedics responded around 7 a.m. to the 9-1-1 call Tuesday in the 2800 block of Bennett Road just west of Weatherford.

As emergency personnel arrived, they located Wright pinned under the four-wheeler in a creek.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Wright was initially found by her husband when he went searching for her that morning after he discovered she was missing.

According to a sheriff’s report, Wright’s husband also discovered a Polaris all-terrain vehicle was missing from the home and began searching for his wife and the four-wheeler.

Wright’s husband told authorities he came upon ATV tracks leading to a creek embankment, where he found his wife pinned beneath the water under the ATV. He also stated to officials that his wife was “obviously deceased when he found her.”

According to investigators, the creek location was about a quarter-mile mile from the Wright residence.

A press release stated initial indications at the scene suggest Wright rolled the vehicle, became trapped and likely drowned.

Fowler said the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office would conducting an autopsy Wednesday to determine the exact cause of death.

Sheriff’s investigators do not suspect foul play in the incident.

“This is a very tragic accident,” Fowler said.

Recommended for you