A McCurtain County fire chief is recovering from an ATV crash. It happened just north of Hochatown, Oklahoma. Department officials say James Dowty is now paralyzed from the neck down. While riding an ATV, he lost control in a curve and struck an embankment. Dowty was thrown from the 4-wheeler. He is currently being treated at Good Shepard Hospital in Longview, Texas. An account has been set up to help the family at any First Bank and Trust in McCurtain County.