Florence man found dead 11 days after crash
Missing for 11 days, Florence resident Jason W. Hinton, 44, was found dead around 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Cottonwood River near where his crashed Ford Ranger had been discovered April 5.
Marion and Chase County authorities had been searching for Hinton since the crash was discovered around 7:30 p.m. April 5 on private property off US-50 between Clements and K-150, near Clover Cliff Ranch.
He was thought to have walked away from the accident. Damage to the truck was said to have been minor, and sheriff’s deputies found no evidence of injuries.
Hinton reportedly was a Type 1 diabetic. It was not known whether he had insulin with him. Relatives stated that he did not have a mobile phone.
A search-and-rescue team with dogs and Chase County sheriff’s deputies searched all day April 12 for Hinton.
An autopsy has been ordered to determine cause of death.