The Jackson County Sheriff is investigating an accident, in which the driver was found dead inside the vehicle.
Just before 11am Wednesday (Sept. 14) authorities were called to a one-vehicle accident on Highway 52, about 8 miles south of Bellevue.

A northbound vehicle had left the road, traveled down an embankment for about 250 feet, then struck multiple trees, coming to rest against a large tree.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have not yet revealed if the driver was killed in the accident, or had a medical condition.