Japanese man dies in wreck near Guntown

A man from Japan died in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday near Guntown.

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 11:41 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2018 1:05 PM

(WTVA) - A man from Japan died in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday near Guntown.

Tsutomu Kawakubo, 53, was pronounced dead at 12:46 p.m., confirms Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green.

The wreck happened at Highway 45 and Pratts Road.

Green says Kawakubo was a passenger in the back seat and was ejected on impact.

Toyota Mississippi released a statement:

“On behalf of Toyota Mississippi, we are deeply saddened by the loss of a team member from our Japanese support team. This is a great loss to the Toyota family, and we extend our deepest sympathy to their family members and friends. We are truly saddened by this most unfortunate incident.”

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