16 Year Old Boy Dies in Early Morning Accident Near Forest

Written by on May 22, 2021

A 16 year old Forest boy died in an accident early this morning on State Route 53 south of Forest.

According to a release from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 1:10AM Neil F Williams, 16 years old, 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.

 Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by:

Forest Police Department

Jackson Forest Fire and EMS


Hardin County Coroner’s Office

Route 31 Towing

The crash remains under investigation.

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