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Bell County early morning accident results in the death of two men

From the Bell County Sheriff's Department -

At 12:15am Thursday, March 17, 2022, Bell County Dispatch received a call of a serious accident with injuries in the Little Clear Creek community of Bell County.

Responding to the scene was Bell County Chief Deputy Jared Smith and Sgt. Frank Foster. Chief Deputy Smith began a preliminary investigation which has determined that a 2018 Ford F250 pickup truck was traveling on Little Clear Creek Road. The vehicle, operated by 20-year-old Colby Frazier of Pineville, left the roadway, entered into ditch line, and overturned. The force of the impact ejected both Frazier and passenger 28-year-old Caleb Bayless, also of Pineville.

Mr. Bayless was declared deceased on scene by Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele. Mr. Frazier sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by Bell County EMS to Pineville Community Health Center emergency room where he passed away shortly after arrival. Deputy Coroner Jason Steele pronounced Mr. Frazier deceased at the hospital.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time by Chief Deputy Jared Smith and Sgt. Frank Foster who were assisted on scene by KSP Trooper Josh Messer and George Howard.

Also responding to the scene were the Bell County Rescue Squad and Bell County Volunteer Fire Department.

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