the republic logo
A Wind Advisory continues for our area.   Click for details

Jennings Sunday: Tampico resident sixth Jennings County accident victim this year


Follow The Republic:


LOVETT — A Jackson County man who crashed his pickup truck late Nov. 11 might have been dead for more than eight hours before the accident was discovered at sunrise Monday, south of the Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area, according to investigators.

John Long, 56, of Tampico became the sixth person to be killed this year in a Jennings County accident.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department ordered toxicology tests in an effort to determine why Long crashed his truck on State Road 3 northeast of Lovett.

Investigators said it appears Long was southbound between 11 p.m. and midnight when his 30-year-old truck veered to the right and left the highway. The pickup first went down an embankment before crashing into a ditch.

However, the wreckage remained unnoticed by passing motorists until shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Long, who was not wearing a seat belt, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The Jennings County coroner’s office determined that he died primarily of blunt force trauma.

The highway in southern Jennings County was closed on and off Monday morning while deputies and first-responders were working at the crash site.

Don't settle for a preview.
Subscribe today to see the full story!

  • Hybrid
  • $11/month
  • Sat / Sun Delivery
  • Sat / Sun Coupons
  • Weekend Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Premium
  • $16/month
  • 7-Day Print Delivery
  • All coupons
  • Special Magazines
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now
  • Digital Only
  • $11/month
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Full Digital Access
  • E-Edition Access
  • Buy Now

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.