Verona man dies in vehicle accident

By JB Clark/NEMS Daily Journal

GUNTOWN – A Verona man has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident this morning.
Amilio Merritt, 22, of Verona, was ejected from his vehicle after striking the column beneath an overpass at about 8:30 a.m.
Guntown Police Chief Michael Hall said Merritt left the northbound lane of Highway 45 and struck the column. Upon hitting the column, he was ejected from his vehicle.
Merritt was not wearing a seat belt.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said he was pronounced dead at the North Mississippi Medical Center at 9:55 a.m.