ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) — An attempt to get in a locked camper, a shooting and a crash claimed the lives of a man, a boy and a teenager in Monroe County — all three cases the coroner described as unrelated accidents.
The first death happened Friday night when sheriff's deputies and emergency medical responders found the body of Dennis Parker, 54, in a small window of the camper he was living in on Chapel Grove Road.
Coroner Alan Gurley said it is believed Parker had locked his keys inside the camper, then stood on a chair and tried getting inside through the window when he got stuck and asphyxiated.
Gurley said the second death happened late Saturday morning when Charles Garza, 6, suffered an accidental gunshot wound at his home in Amory. He died at the hospital in Amory.
The third death occurred late Saturday morning when Christopher Michael Roberson, 18, of Smithville, apparently lost control of his pickup truck and crashed it into a utility pole on Highway 23 east of town.
According to the coroner, the truck overturned, the teen was thrown from the vehicle and he died at the site of the accident from multiple trauma. He was not wearing a seat belt.