Lamar county teen dies after one vehicle car accident


LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. - A Sumrall teen was killed after a crash Sunday afternoon on Old Highway 42 between the Lamar and Forrest county line near Hattiesburg.

Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) Spokesman Brent Barfield said Brandon Cleckler, 18, was traveling Eastbound on Highway 42 when his 2008 Nissan Altima went into a ditch, flipped, and hit some trees.

Barfield said "Cleckler was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected out of the vehicle."

The Lamar County Coroner, Cody Creel pronounced Cleckler dead at the scene, said Barfield.

MHP said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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