Iuka teenager dies in traffic accident

By NEMS Daily Journal

An 18-year old Iuka resident died in a traffic accident overnight in Tishomingo County, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Hall.

David Gist 18 of Iuka was traveling south bound when he went of the road south of Iuka on MS 25 and hit an embankment. The accident happened about 2:30 a.m.

Gist was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.