Car accident in Lowndes County claims life of teenager

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident in Lowndes County Saturday night.

Posted: Nov 4, 2017 11:08 PM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident in Lowndes County Saturday night.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant confirmed Antaves Rotalren Petty, 16, died at the scene. He was a student at New Hope High School.

The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Highway 82 near the airport exit.

MHP says a yellow jeep rear ended a grey Dodge charger.

There were four people inside the charger including Petty who was a backseat passenger.

The three others along with the lone driver of the jeep were brought to a hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

The accident is still under investigation.

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