Benton Police Department
On April 26 Officers Logan Hampton and Keegan Cole responded to an injury collision on U.S. Highway 641 near the intersection of Church Grove Road involving a bicyclist. Preliminary investigation determined that Scott Jones of Benton was riding a bicycle on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 641 going south. Adam Darnell was traveling south on U.S. Highway 641 in the right hand lane. For unknown reasons, Jones drifted off the shoulder and into the right lane as Darnell’s vehicle was passing by. Darnell was unable to change lanes due to another vehicle beside him and struck Jones. Marshall County EMS attempted life saving measures at the scene, but Jones was pronounced deceased. The investigation is continuing by Officer Hampton and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office re-constructionist. The Benton Police Department was assisted by Marshall County EMS, Benton Fire Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, and Marshall County Coroner’s Office.