Williamstown man dies when pickup crashes

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Walter H. Hyden, 36, of Williamstown, died after his 2004 Dodge pickup truck wrecked around 11 p.m. on April 30 on Cordova Road.

Hyden was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Robert McDaniel.

Police believe Hyden was headed to work at DHL and lost control of the truck, possibly due to the heavy rains in the area or a medical condition.

Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills said Hyden ran off the left side of the roadway, traveled 100 feet in a ditch before going airborne and crashing through the side of a barn.

McDaniel said Hyden died as a result of blunt force trauma. The accident remains under investigation pending autopsy results.

Hyden is survived by his wife, Billie Jo.