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Wheeler man killed in weekend traffic accident

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Updated: 7/08/2013 11:50 am
WHEELER, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Prentiss County man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend.

Sheriff Randy Tolar says Timmy Elrod, 55, of Wheeler was driving south on County Road 5031 when his car left the roadway and struck a tree and an embankment.

The accident happened Saturday morning at the intersection of County Road 5020.

Tolar says Elrod was about two miles from his home when the accident happened.

Elrod was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

The accident remains under investigation.
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