(5-22-21) The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a one vehicle crash that occurred on St Rt 53 south of Forest. At approximately 1:10AM Neil F Williams (16) of rural Forest was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on St Rt 53 when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Mr. Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by: the Forest Police Department, Jackson Forest Fire and EMS, BKP EMS, Hardin County Coroners Office and Route 31 Towing

The crash remains under investigation