Teen killed in UTV accident in Wimberley

Authorities have identified a teenager who was killed in a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) accident in Wimberley over the Labor Day weekend.

Cooper David Potts, 16, of Katy, was identified as the victim in the incident, which occurred Sept. 2 in the 10000 block of FM 2325, according to a Hays County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Officials were dispatched to the residence around 3:30 p.m. to assist Wimberley EMS with a possible drowning call.

Authorities said Potts was a passenger in a Polaris RZR UTV when the operator lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled over into a retention pond. Hays County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Andy Cable pronounced Potts dead at the scene. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death as a drowning.

According to the release, Potts was reportedly wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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