Grant County crash claims life of rural Marion man early Saturday morning

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. – Officers from the Indiana State Police (ISP) and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash around 2:10 a.m. Saturday that claimed the life of a Marion man.

The accident happened on Grant County Road 450 North near Grant County Road 700 East.

Officials said a man from rural Marion, Indiana was killed.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that Shad Wayne Hix, 38, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck eastbound on County Road 450 North, east of County Road 700 East.

For an undetermined reason, the truck traveled off the south side of the road and over-corrected, causing the truck to travel across County Road 450 North and off the north side of the road.

Police said the truck then rolled at least once, ejecting Hix.

He was pronounced dead at the crash scene and was not wearing a seat belt, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.

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