Released by Henderson PD:
HENDERSON, TX - On 09-18-09 just after midnight a fatality accident was investigated by the Henderson Police Department in the 1300 Blk of E. Main (near FM 840) in Henderson. According to police reports, a silver Chevy Malibu left the roadway (eastbound) striking a utility pole. EMS responded along with the Henderson Fire Department to remove the driver who was pinned inside the vehicle. The driver was unresponsive. Jerry's Wrecker service was called to scene to pull the vehicle a short distance away for safety reasons. The utility pole was damaged and posed a possible hazard to responding officials.
The cause of this accident is still being investigated by the Henderson Police Department. An autopsy was ordered by Justice of Peace Seth Stein.
The driver of this vehicle was identified as Robert Lynn Bearden, 40, of Henderson. Funeral arrangements are pending at Crawford Funeral Home of Henderson.