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Rienzi man dies in Alcorn County traffic accident

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating an accident in Alcorn County that claimed the life of a Rienzi man, according to Trooper Ray Hall. Troopers were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, to the crash scene on US 72 approximately 6 miles west of Corinth, in Alcorn County.

It appeared Leroy Rogers, 78, of Rienzi, was traveling west on US 72, in a 2002 Ford pic-up, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the road, collided into a culvert, rolled over an collided into two parked vehicles.

Rogers received fatal injuries from the accident. He had to be extricated from the vehicle.

A 17-year-old passenger received minor injuries.

Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt.

Troopers were trying to determine if weather was a contributing factor in the wreck. It appeared the vehicle hydro planned causing Rogers to lose control.

The accident remains under investigation.

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