From the Mississippi Highway Patrol
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating a two-vehicle
accident that claimed the life of a Ripley man. Troopers were dispatched to the
late Wednesday night accident on MS 370 in Benton County approximately 1/4 mile
from the Tippah County line.
Upon arriving it appeared Michael S Love, 55, of
Ripley, was traveling east bound, in a 2004 Ford F-150, when he apparently side
swiped a west bound, 1995 Plymouth Neon, driven by Kayla King, 24, of
After colliding with King's vehicle, Love left the roadway and collided
into a utility pole. He was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene from
injuries sustained during the wreck. He was not wearing a seat belt.
King was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center with non-life
A passenger in King's vehicle was air-lifted to the MED in Memphis with
Both King and the passenger in her vehicle were wearing a seat belt.
The 11:45pm accident remains under investigation.