Aberdeen man killed in crash

Accident StockA 30-year-old Aberdeen man was killed in a Saturday night crash in Monroe County.

Christopher C. Payne, 30, was killed about 7:38 p.m. in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 25 south of Aberdeen near Muldon.

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, Payne was traveling on Highway 25 when he ran off road and hit a tree. He was not wearing a seat belt, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene. He was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Gurley said the cause of death is multiple trauma from the wreck and he was on his way home from work at Severstal.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.