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PONTOTOC CO. Miss. – (WCBI) A single-car accident claims the life of a Pontotoc man.

State troopers arrived to the scene around 6:30 Tuesday morning, near Algoma on HWY 431.

According to Trooper Ray Hall, 53-year-old Danny Pettit was traveling north in a Toyota Avalon, when he ran off the right side of the road and collided into a culvert.

Pettit was pronounced dead on the scene.

The exact time of the crash is unclear, but troopers believe it may have happened in the early morning hours.

Pettit was not wearing a seat belt.


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