Covington co. wreck kills 1 teenager

COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. - According to Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) a Covington county teenager was killed Wednesday morning when the truck the teen was riding in was hit by an 18-wheeler.

MHP's Brent Barfield said the incident occurred in Mount Olive around at the intersection of Highway 49 and Pearce Road.

"The driver of the truck was attempting to go northbound on Highway 49 when a 1998 semi-truck hit them" said Barfield. The driver of the semi-truck was Kevin Whitock, 43, from Florence, Mississippi.

Barfield said both the teen and the driver of the truck were ejected out of the vehicle. "Neither were wearing a seatbelt" added Barfield.

The teen was pronounced dead at Covington County hospital.

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