Man apparently kills himself after wreck
A New Albany man died early Sunday morning after apparently shooting himself following a one-car wreck near Lanesville.
Police responded to the scene near the intersection of Crandall-Lanesville and Ponderosa roads about 10:20 Saturday night after a motorist reported a possible wreck in the area.
Once there, police found a car that had crashed. Inside the vehicle they found a male driver, later identified as Trevor (Scott) Marks, 24, with a head injury.
Police called for STATCARE air ambulance, but the helicopter was unable to fly through the Knobs area due to inclement weather. Marks was taken by ground ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.
Members of the Lanesville Volunteer Fire Dept., as well as a chaplain from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., assisted at the scene.
Police said the air bag in Marks’ vehicle had deployed before he shot himself in the head. Police said they believe Marks was traveling alone. A 9mm handgun was found in the car, police said.
Marks was a truck driver for United Parcel Service in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by infant twins, Hunter and Jayda Marks, in June 2002, and grandparents, William and Kathleen Dooley.
Survivors include his parents, Bonnie Dooley Marks of Depauw and George Marks of Fleming, W.Va., and a sister, Sonya Kinnett of Middletown.
Visitation was yesterday and will be today (Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes in New Albany.
The funeral is tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in SCI-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.