Columbus man killed in Monroe County accident

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, Albert Lee Dixon, 53, 1421 3rd Ave. N, Columbus, was killed Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle accident.

The accident occurred on Highway 8 West of Aberdeen, approximately five miles west of the Aberdeen City Limits.

“Mr. Dixon was driving a van (2001 Ford) that is used to transport dialysis patients from their home to the dialysis center in Aberdeen,” Gurley said. “The van was owned by J D & M Enterprises of Columbus. Mr. Dixon was thrown from the van. The van came to rest in the parking lot of Ebernezer Church on Highway 8 West. Mr. Dixon was dead at the scene from apparent head trauma. There was a patient in a wheelchair in back of his van. She was transported to North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. The driver of a 2006 Toyota Limited was transported by family members to NMMC also. Both drivers seemed to be wearing their seatbelts.”

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Monroe Journal