Tuesday, February 3, 2009

MHS student killed in vehicle accident

SENATOBIA — A car accident Sunday morning on U.S. 51 in Tate County ended badly for two Magnolia Heights School students.

Colby Mason, 17, of Senatobia, was killed and Mac McDonald, of Hernando, was injured.

Sgt. Leslie White with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday between Senatobia and Coldwater near Merryhill Ranch Road.

The students were traveling northbound on U.S. 51 in a 2003 Ford F150 at the time of the incident.

According to police reports, Mason was driving the vehicle when it went off the road to the right, traveled down an embankment and then re-entered the highway and came to a rest on the left side of the road.

White said the cause of the accident is being investigated.

Funeral services for Mason will be at 10 a.m. today in the MHS gym, according to the school’s Web site. All of the school’s elementary and high school classes are canceled.

Interment will be at Senatobia Memorial Cemetery on Highway 51 South, just south of the school. McDonald is listed as a pallbearer.

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