Pontotoc teen killed in crash

Daily Journal

PONTOTOC – A high school senior from Pontotoc High School was killed in a morning crash on Mississippi Highway 336 in Pontotoc County.

Troopers responded to the scene at 7:44 a.m., near Airport Road. Upon arriving, it appeared Macie E. Atkinson, 17, of Pontotoc, was traveling eastbound in a 2005 Nissan Altima, when she apparently ran off the road and struck a tree.

She was transported to a local hospital in Pontotoc where she died from injuries sustained in the crash. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.