Crash closes Hwy 49 near Yazoo Co. High School - - Jackson, MS

Flora man dies in Hwy 49 crash

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YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A single vehicle crash in Yazoo County has claimed the life of a Flora man Tuesday morning.

Traffic was at a stand still just north of Yazoo County High School Tuesday morning. The crash occurred about one and a half miles north of the school around 7 a.m. on Highway 49.

According to Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Cpl. Odis Easterling, 60-year-old Ronnie Renicker, of Flora, crashed a 2000 Chevrolet pickup into a tree after running off of Hwy 49. Renicker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rescue crews were on the scene, along with air care from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

North and southbound traffic was closed on Hwy 49 as rescue crews cleared the scene. Easterling reports Renicker was not wearing a seatbelt.

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