Afternoon wreck takes life of Amory man

By Monroe Journal

HATLEY – According to Monroe County coroner Alan Gurley, James Cagle, 79, of Amory died of multiple trauma as a result of a Wednesday afternoon car accident.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Stratford Drive and Smithville Road three miles north of Hatley. The accident occurred at 1 p.m. According to Gurley, Cagle was driving south on Smithville Road when his 2004 Buick collided with an oncoming vehicle.

Gurley pronounced Cagle dead at the scene. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The other driver, whose name has not been released, was transported to the North Mississippi Medical Center.