WEST FRANKFORT – A West Frankfort man died after being hit by a motor vehicle just after six Monday night at the intersection of Route 37/S. Logan St. and W. Oak St. in West Frankfort.
According to a release, West Frankfort Police Chief John Prudent said when officers arrived, they found 60-year-old Kendal Eugene Beards lying in the roadway with severe injuries. West Frankfort Fire Department Paramedics then arrived on scene, performed emergency medical treatment, and took Beard to Herrin Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Officer responded to the scene to conduct the crash investigation. No charges have been filed in the case, which is still under investigation by West Frankfort Police.