Single-vehicle crash kills man from Buena Vista

OKOLONA – A Chickasaw County man died in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday after the pickup he was driving failed to negotiate a T-intersection.
Charles Edward Davis of Buena Vista was pronounced dead at the scene by Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon after a passing motorist saw the vehicle in the woods about 7:30 a.m.
The accident occurred at the intersection of County Roads 410 and 215 southwest of Okolona.
“It appears he failed to make the turn,” said Harmon. “He left the roadway and hit a tree and died of blunt-force trauma. We didn’t see any skid marks and the weather and rain may have been a contributing factor.”
Harmon said Davis was the lone occupant of the Dodge pickup.
Harmon said Davis was not wearing a safety belt.

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