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Callaway High student killed in Monday night crash

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Callaway High School student was killed in a car crash in south Jackson Monday night.

The one car accident happened on Elton Road near the Eltonwoods Drive intersection.

Jackson police were called to the scene shortly before eight o'clock.

Department spokesperson Officer Colendula Green said Wilbert D. Gibbs, 19, died at the scene.

Police said he was alone in the vehicle.

"He was traveling in his 1996 Jeep Grand Laredo eastbound on Elton Road. He lost control, over compensated and veered into a ditch," said Officer Green.

"And he had one more year to graduate, but the Lord sees best, but I am so sorry it happened like this," said the victim's grandmother Mary Gibbs.

Officials tell WLBT, Gibbs is related to a Jackson police officer.

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