Fatal accident in Monroe County kills two

Two people are dead after a car accident in Monroe County

Posted: Jan 7, 2018 7:14 PM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A car accident kills two people in Monroe County Sunday morning.

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash around 7:20 a.m. on MS Hwy 6 near Liberty Road.

Troopers say a black 2002 Ford Mustang was traveling west bound when it crossed the east bound lanes, left the highway and collided with a tree.

The two people in the car were not wearing seatbelts and were both ejected.

The driver, 21 year old Hank Potmesil of Sulligent, AL and passenger, 20 year old Alexis Holland of Nettleton were both pronounced dead at the scene.

MHP is investigating the accident.

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