One-vehicle accident claims Houlka man

By NEMS Daily Journal

CALHOUN COUNTY – A Houlka man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle accident north of Vardaman.

Melvin Sartin, 51, was driving a 1993 Ford vehicle when the accident happened about 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highway 341 and County Road 161, said Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Brian Mobley. The location is about eight miles north of Vardaman.

Sartin was not wearing a seat belt, and the accident remains under investigation.