The body of a man whose vehicle was involved in a Miller County wreck on Thursday morning was found about 400 feet away some 14 hours later.
The body of Kevin Pickens, 24, has been sent to the Arkansas Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
The Miller County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were dispatched to the 2700 block of Miller County Road 70 at 2 a.m. on Thursday. Deputies located a 1994 Ford Ranger pick-up on the side of Miller County Road 70 that was unoccupied and had apparently been involved in a collision with multiple mail box structures.
The collision resulted in significant damage to the vehicle as it traveled over 300 feet along the side of Miller County 70.
Deputies searched the immediate area and were unable to locate Pickens. They also received information that Pickens had contacted persons by cell phone shortly after the accident.
At 4:15 p.m. Thursday, a family member of Pickens called the Sheriff’s Office to report that the family had located Pickens’ body approximately 30 feet off the roadway of Miller County Road 70, about 400 feet from where the damaged pickup had been recovered.
Deputies and Miller County Investigators responded to the scene and began their follow-up investigation. There was no apparent indication of foul play noted at either the accident scene, or at the location where the body was discovered.
Because of the nature of the incident, Pickens’ was transported the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock to determine the cause and manner of death.
Miller County Road 70 is east of TexARKana, between U.S. 82 and Genoa Road.