Preliminary autopsies completed on men who died in separate incidents on Friday

Preliminary autopsies have been completed on two men who died in separate incidents in Franklin County.

Coroner Marty Leffler says on Friday around 9:00 p.m. a pedestrian was hit and killed.

Leffler says 32-year-old Franklin Roy Hunsinger of Sesser was walking north with a friend on South Broadway Street in Sesser when a pickup truck struck and killed Hunsinger.

A preliminary autopsy shows Hunsinger died of a basal skull fracture due to multiple blunt trauma to the head, chest, pelvis, and extremities.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor with the driver of the vehicle.

The second case is possibly related to heat exhaustion.

Leffler says 43-year-old Jason Bailey of Benton was found unresponsive at his ex-father-in-law’s home.

An ambulance took Bailey to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to family, Bailey had been working outside in the heat and went to his ex-father-in-law’s house to ask for help watching his two-year-old son.

Bailey said he did not feel well and went and lied down on the couch. He was later found unresponsive and not breathing.

Full autopsy results are pending toxicology, but preliminary results show evidence of a possible heat stroke. Final autopsy results will be available in 4 to 6 weeks.

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