Deputy Charles VanMeter was killed in an automobile accident on State Highway 6, in Manvel, at approximately 10:30 pm.
An eastbound pickup truck caused a collision when it turned left off of Highway 6 to enter a gas station near FM 1128, failing to yield to the oncoming patrol car. Deputy VanMeter, the passenger in the patrol car, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. His partner was flown to a hospital in critical condition.
Deputy VanMeter had served with the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office for five years.