Fatal Tishomingo County wreck under investigation

A man was found dead in Tishomingo County after he was ejected from his vehicle.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 10:49 AM

TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A man was found dead in Tishomingo County after he was ejected from his vehicle. 

According to Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon, the man is identified as 36-year-old Terry Ray Fugitt of the Pickwick Pines community in northern Tishomingo County. 

He was found Friday morning by a passing motorist. 

Wilemon says Fugitt's minivan was found about 20 feet below Highway 25 in a ravine. He was found nearby.

Evidence shows Fugitt ran off the wrong side of the road, overcorrected, then left the highway and possibly went airborne. 

The coroner says Fugitt was driving southbound on Highway 25. The wreck happened near the Tennessee state line. 

It's unknown how long Fugitt had been there before he was discovered. 

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