Tow truck operator Bryon Morris, left, and Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Andrew Beaver inspect a Ford Expedition after a wreck that claimed two lives near the Clayton Village exit on Tuesday. Photo by: Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
August 16, 2017 11:04:33 AM
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A single-car crash killed two Louisville residents in eastern Oktibbeha County Tuesday.
Tequila Spears, 40, and Betty Boyd died after the 1999 Ford Expedition Spears was driving left Highway 82 about 10 a.m. and overturned into a wooded area near Clayton Village.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
A 23-month-old male passenger was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Boyd's age was listed as 69 by a Mississippi Highway Patrol press release, but Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt provided a date of birth for the victim that said she was 61.
Both Spears and Boyd were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the wreck, Hunt said.
The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch
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