PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle crash in Pontotoc County that claimed the life of a Pontotoc resident.
Troopers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 6:30 a.m., near Algoma, on Highway 341.
Law enforcement said it appeared 53 year-old Danny W Pettit of Pontotoc, was traveling north on MS 351 in a 1997 Toyota Avalon, when he apparently ran off the right side of the road and his vehicle collided with a culvert.
Pettit was pronounced dead on the scene.
It was unclear of the exact time of the crash and Pettit may have crashed during the early morning hours.
He was not wearing a seat belt.