PRENTISS COUNTY MAN KILLED AFTER FALLING FROM BRIDGE

CATEGORY: Prentiss County

AUTHOR: JEFFRI

PRENTISS COUNTY MAN KILLED AFTER FALLING FROM BRIDGE

BALDWYN – A Prentiss County man died in a weekend accident in which he fell off a bridge and hit his head on a rock.

Jim W. Maxcy, 46, of Route 2, Baldwyn, died as a result of injuries received in the incident that occurred about 12:40 a.m. Saturday on County Road 6200, about a half mile west of Baldwyn.

Prentiss County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Gilley said Maxcy and two friends were on their way home from a bar when they stopped on the gravel road. Maxcy started dancing on the small narrow, wooden bridge, lost his balance and fell off. The bridge did not have a railing.

It was an estimated 30 feet drop from the bridge to the water which contained large white rocks, Gilley said.

Cynthia M. Jeffries

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