Mt. Vernon Register-News

June 21, 2014

Death under investigation


BLUFORD — An apparent vehicle-train accident has resulted in fatal injuries to a Wayne City man.

According to a news release from Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, he was contacted at 4:18 a.m. Saturday by the sheriff's department of a vehicle-train accident in the 1300 block of West Sixth Street in Bluford. Upon arrival, Marks discovered the body of Shawn Betts, 35, in the front seat of his Honda Element.

Betts, of the 200 block of East Section Line Road in Wayne City, was pronounced dead at 5 a.m., the coroner said.

Details of the death are still under investigation.