An early morning accident in south Washington County proved tragic for the sheriff's office.
Deputy Donald Wass was killed Sunday morning on Highway 36 north of Bellville. According to reports, Wass was on his motorcycle when a pickup in the southbound lane crossed the center line and hit him. He died at the scene.
The driver of the pickup was treated and released.
Services for Deputy Wass will be Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Brenham. He had been with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for the nearly 10 years, and leaves behind a wife and a daughter who turned four on Sunday.