Monroe crash claims life of West Point man

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A West Point man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 45 Alternate in Monroe County on Saturday.

Antonio Gardner, 40, was driving southbound on U.S. 45 Alternate just south of Mississippi Highway 8 when the accident occurred just before 5 p.m. He apparently lost control of the 1998 F-150 pickup and overturned in the median and was ejected from the vehicle.

Gardner, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point, where he was pronounced dead as the result of multiple trauma injuries, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

The accident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Gardner was alone in his vehicle.