Iuka man dies in one-car accident

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IUKA – A man is dead after a one-vehicle crash in Tishomingo County early Wednesday morning.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says Brian K. Roach, 50, of Iuka, was traveling east on state Highway 172 when he apparently lost control of his 1997 Ford Taurus, ran off the road and collided with some trees.

Troopers responded to the call at 6:30 a.m. The wreck occurred about one mile east of Iuka.

Roach died at the scene from his injuries.

A passenger in the car, Pamela Twitty, 43, of Iuka, was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with serious injuries. Neither she nor Roach were wearing a seat belt.

The accident remains under investigation.

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  • barney fife

    Motor vehicle accidents in 2010 cost $871 billion.

    That is nearly 2% of the United States GDP. (Gross Domestic Product)

    —Alcohol-related driving accounted for $199 billion, or 23 percent.

    —Crashes involving a speeding vehicle accounted for $210 billion, or 24 percent.

    —Distracted driving accounted for $129 billion, or 15 percent.

    —Preventable fatalities and injuries attributable to occupants who weren’t wearing their seatbelts accounted for $72 billion, or 8 percent.

    The study examined the economic toll of car and truck crashes in 2010, when 32,999 people were killed, 3.9 million injured and 24 million vehicles damaged. Those deaths and injuries were similar to other recent years.

    Of the total price tag, $277 billion was attributed to economic costs — nearly $900 for every person living in the U.S. that year. Harm from loss of life, pain and decreased quality of life due to
    injuries was pegged at $594 billion

  • harryblah

    why is it when someone dies in a crash the police and highway patrol never say why they crashed? losing control is not a reason. now playing on their phones or under the influence is never mentioned.