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Smithville teen dies in ATV accident

 

The Associated Press

 

 

SMITHVILLE -- An ATV accident has claimed the life of a Smithville teenager. 

 

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 16-year-old Clay Lee Thompson was driving a four-wheeler westbound on Pearce Chapel Road Sunday night when he lost control and ran into the woods and down an embankment. 

 

Gurley says there was another teen on the four-wheeler who went for help. The passenger went to a nearby residence and called the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. 

 

He says deputies were able to locate the wreckage and found the body of Thompson, who died at the scene from a head injury.

 

 

 

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