An Orange man was fatally injured at about 2:30 am Sunday, when the 4-wheeler he was riding left the roadway and went into a steep ditch. Darrel Joseph Bertrand, 28, was riding along FM 3247, also known as Elmira Rd., in Little Cypress when the accident occurred.

Bertrand died at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Orange. Justice of the Peace David Peck conducted an inquest, and ordered an autopsy.