MHP: Two teens die in Lee County wreck

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck that claimed the lives of two teenagers.

Posted: Jul. 8, 2018 2:32 PM
Updated: Jul. 8, 2018 10:17 PM

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck that claimed the lives of two teenagers.

Troopers responded to Highway 6 near Plantersville sometime near 10 p.m. Saturday night.

It appeared Margaret K. Riley, 18, of Nettleton, was traveling eastbound when she apparently lost control of her 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to Master Sgt. Ray Hall.

We're told the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree.

Hall says Riley and her passenger, Brandon Coward, 17, of Nettleton, both received fatal injuries from the accident. It appears neither teen was wearing a seat belt according to troopers on the scene.

MHP is investigating the accident.

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