One man died in a car crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 146 (Short Mountain Highway) near Short Mountain Mini-Storage.
Dead is 69 year old Haskel Junior Hawkins of Smithville.
According to Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hawkins was traveling south in a 2002 Buick Century when his car veered off the left side of the highway, went into a ditchline, struck a culvert and rolled coming to a final rest on its side in a soybean field. Hawkins, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the car.
He was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.