Man Dies in Antioch Road Crash (Photo)
WHITE CITY – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies say a man died in a single-vehicle crash in the Sams Valley area over the weekend. No one else was injured.
On Sunday, April 8, 2019, at 6:41 a.m., dispatch received a report of a crash in the 12000-block of Antioch Road, approximately one mile southeast of Highway 234. A passerby happened upon the crash and called 911. The driver’s family members also arrived at the crash scene prior to deputies’ arrival; they had been searching the area after realizing he had not returned home by Sunday morning.
Deputies say the 1999 Ford F-350 pickup was headed northbound on Antioch Road when it left the roadway, struck a ditch, and overturned. The driver, Bobby Dean Hardin, 81, of White City, died at the scene. He was the only occupant of the vehicle. The crash also caused damage to a fence on private property.
The Jackson County medical examiner’s office is working to determine the cause and manner of death. Routine toxicology tests will be conducted to determine whether alcohol or other substances were involved. The crash remains under investigation.