Friars Point accident kills local man

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

A single car accident west of Clarksdale Sunday has killed one and seriously injured another.

The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday on Friars Point Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene.

The passenger in the car died at the scene and has been identified at Roosevelt Wilson, 59. The driver of the vehicle, Ella Mae Smith, 64, suffered extensive injuries in the crash and was airlifted to the Med in Memphis in serious condition.

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