Ripley man dies in early morning accident

By Press Release

The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop F, reports its first fatality during the Holiday Season.

At approximately 4:20 a.m., Friday, December 30th, Troopers were dispatched to MS 2 in Tippah County, near the Chapman Community, to a one-vehicle rollover crash, according to Tropper Ronny Hall.

Upon arriving, it appeared Jacob R Bryant, 21, of Ripley, was traveling west on MS 2 in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and overturned several times.

Bryant was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt.

A passenger in the vehicle was transported to the hospital in Ripley with non-life threatening injuries. He was also was not wearing a seat belt.