UPDATE: Prentiss County accident kills teen

By NEMS Daily Journal

BOONEVILLE – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that killed a Booneville teen.
The two-vehicle accident took place at the intersection of U.S. Highway 45 and County Road 8061 at about 2:45 p.m. today, according to Trooper Ray Hall of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Hall said Mary J. Welch, 37, of Booneville, was driving west on County Road 8061 and apparently was trying to cross U.S. 45 when she pulled into the path of a southbound car driven by Peggy C Geno, 61, of Booneville. The vehicles collided in the southbound lanes of U.S. 45.
Essence Welch, 13, was ejected from one of the vehicles when the accident occurred. She was taken to Baptist Hospital in Booneville, where she died a short time later. Others in the crash suffered minor injuries.