Man killed when car crashed into tree - - Jackson, MS

Man killed when car crashed into tree

WEST, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Holmes County man was killed Saturday when his car struck a tree in a curve on a rural road.

West Fire Chief Mike Macko said the fatal crash happened around eight p.m. On Emory Road, also known as Highway 19.

Twenty eight year old Jimmy Kirkwood, 2 of West died at the scene east of I-55.

Investigators believe speed was a factor, causing Kirkwood to lose control, leave the roadway and hit a tree.

His maroon Pontiac Grand Prix overturned several times and came to a rest on passenger side.

Kirkwood was the only person in the vehicle. 

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