Accident in Monroe County claims life of Houston student

By NEMS Daily Journal/Chickasaw Journal

A two-vehicle accident Tuesday resulted in the death of Gwendolyn “Elise” Mobley, 16, of Monroe County.
Mobley, an incoming junior at Houston High School, was going east toward Aberdeen shortly after 7 a.m. at the intersection of US 45 and Old Highway 8, inside the city limits of Aberdeen, when she was struck by a north-bound tanker truck hauling jet fuel. She was going to cheerleading practice.
Mobley was taken by ambulance to Pioneer Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead of multiple trauma.
The driver of the truck was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital for observation.
The accident is under investigation by the Aberdeen Police Department and the Monroe County Coroner’s office.
Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen will be in charge of arrangements for Miss Mobley.
A prayer service will be held at Houston High School tonight at 6 p.m.

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