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Update: Shannon man dies from traffic accident

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 7/03/2013 9:35 am
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Lee County man has died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday morning.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson says Charles Ethridge, 31, of Shannon was traveling east on Highway 342 when the vehicle ran off the roadway.

Troopers say it appears Ethridge attempted to get the SUV back on the highway, but over-corrected, causing the vehicle to overturn.

Ethridge was ejected from the vehicle.

He was airlifted to the Med and died around 11 a.m.

A 14-year-old passenger in the vehicle apparently fell out of the window of the vehicle when it flipped and suffered moderate injuries.

He was carried to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Troopers say they were not wearing their seatbelts.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. near the Black Zion community and remains under investigation.

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