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West Point man killed in car crash

December 6, 2013


STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred late-night Wednesday.
According to Chad Garnett, OCSD chief deputy sheriff, at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday officers were dispatched to Old West Point Road in regards to a possible auto accident.
Responding Oktibbeha County Firefighter Stefan Lewis said the driver of the Nissan 350 Z, 22-year-old West Point native James Harrell, was discovered and had already been pronounced dead by medical personnel at the scene of the accident prior to his arrival.
According to Lewis, the one-vehicle accident was “most likely” the result of slick roads, which perhaps caused the vehicle to swerve and hit a tree. Lewis said there was damage inflicted to both the front and rear end of the vehicle which suggested that upon the initial impact with the first tree, the vehicle spun around and made contact with a second object.

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