CALLOWAY COUNTY — A Murray man died early Saturday morning as the result of a vehicle crash west of Murray.

Calloway County Sheriff’s Office Public Affairs Officer Richard Palmer said a 911 call prompted deputies to be dispatched at about midnight to the 2600 block of Crossland Road. The call was reporting a single-vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, Palmer said deputies found an overturned Jeep Wrangler with the operator trapped beneath the vehicle. Personnel from both Calloway County Fire-Rescue and the Murray-Calloway County Ambulance Service freed the Jeep’s operator from beneath the vehicle, but he was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Palmer said the operator was identified as Steve Bogard, 49, of Murray.

Palmer said investigation showed that Bogard and four other passengers were inside the Jeep at the time of the crash. He said the five were going for a ride in the vehicle on trails behind the Bogard residence. 

He said the investigation went on to show that the Jeep lost traction on wet grass, then regained traction on the dirt surface in a field before overturning at least twice. Palmer said Bogard was thrown from the vehicle, eventually becoming trapped beneath it. 

He said the other four passengers were not injured. No one in the vehicle was wearing seatbelts.jured. No one in the vehicle was wearing seatbelts.