On Saturday December 5, 2020 at 10:02pm Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to investigate a wreck on highway 78 near the intersection of Grandview Dr. A vehicle traveling south on highway 78 was struck by another vehicle causing a serious wreck. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene on foot before deputies arrived. The driver of the first vehicle was treated on the scene by paramedics and transported to the hospital where he later died. The Sheriff’s traffic accident reconstruction team is investigating this offense.
The missing child, 4-year-old Jarren Austin, Jr., who was reported earlier as missing has been located and is safe.