Hancock's Family In Region 8

JONESBORO, AR. -- The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher killed in a weekend traffic accident has ties to Region 8.  Twenty-nine year old Josh Hancock was killed early Sunday morning on Highway 40 in St. Louis.  The S-U-V that Hancock was driving slammed into the back of a tow truck, killing Hancock instantly.

Meanwhile, about ten to twelve members of Hancock's family from the Bay and Hergett communities are planning to travel to Tupelo, Mississippi for his funeral scheduled for Thursday.  They say they kept up with their cousins progress mostly through family reunions.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in St. Louis.