Longtime rancher, Lloyd Moseley, 93, dies after accident

Lloyd Moseley, 93, a longtime Rochelle rancher, died Wednesday afternoon following complications created by an accident that occurred at his home early Tuesday. Brady EMS received a 9-1-1 call around 7:15 a.m. called in by Joan McBride, a caregiver for Moseley who stopped by to check on him. When the call was reported to Brady emergency crews, it was initially stated that the vehicle was on top of the victim. When EMS and fire crews arrived, they found Mr. Moseley on the floor of his garage underneath a vehicle. How he got there remains unclear. The remote location of the accident at the family ranch northeast of Rochelle also gave emergency response teams difficulty in finding the scene. According to reports by the family, Moseley apparently suffered head trauma in a fall that occurred sometime Monday evening. Knocked unconscious, he became hypothermic after remaining on the floor of the unheated garage all night with temperatures outside plunging into the 20s. He was air-lifted from the scene to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo where he reportedly improved dramatically throughout the day and into the night before his body began to fail due to traumatic stress caused by the accident. “He remembered being out in the garage working and then the next thing he could remember was being in the hospital,” said Dr. Richard Moseley, son of Mr. Moseley. “He was a very independent man whose main goal was to live and care for the family ranch on his own without having to rely on others. He was truly one of the last old cowboys who lived that kind of life.” Funeral services are pending with Leatherwood Memorial Chapel in Brady.

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