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Vernon man dies in two-vehicle crash


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A Vernon, Alabama, man died in a two-vehicle accident Sunday night in Lowndes County. 


Larry Welch Jr., 41, was traveling west on Highway 12 in a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup at about 8:24 p.m. when his vehicle collided with a 1998 Honda Accord -- traveling in the eastbound lane -- that attempted a left turn onto Cal-Steens Road in front of him, a Mississippi Highway Patrol press release said. 


Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant pronounced Welch dead at the scene. 


The Honda driver, 25-year-old Campranella Prowell of Caledonia, was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with non-life-threatening injures. 


MHP is investigating the accident.




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