Rienzi man killed in head-on crash

JUMPERTOWN – A two-car wreck claimed the life of a Rienzi man Thursday.
Mario L. Ortiz, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Danny R. Adams, 53, of Falkner, was airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with serious injuries and currently is listed in critical condition.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrolman Ray Hall, the accident happened near Jumpertown on Highway 4 in Prentiss County.
Troopers responded to the wreck about 5:30 p.m. Hall said it appears Ortiz was traveling eastbound when he apparently collided head-on into Adams, driving westbound.
Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

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