From staff reports
It has been a deadly week on Monroe County highways. In the past week, three people lost their lives in separate auto accidents in the county.
An Aberdeen man died after an early morning one-vehicle accident Wednesday, April 30.
Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said Damond D. Howard, 27, 608 South Matubba Street, Aberdeen, died at the scene of the accident on Highway 45 South, less than a mile north of the Monroe/Lowndes county border.
Gurley said the accident occurred about 1:16 a.m. He said passenger in the 1996 Ford Explorer Howard was driving reported Howard dodged a deer in the highway and the vehicle overturned several times.
Howard was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene from a head injury. Gurley said Howard was not wearing a seat belt.
The other passengers were wearing their seat belts and were uninjured.
The accident is still being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Thirty-two-year-old Greely R. “Greig” Mize of Cotton Gin Port Road, Amory, was pronounced dead at the scene of a Thursday, May 1, wreck on Highway 25.
According to police reports, Mize was traveling north at about 1.7 miles north of the Highway 8 East intersection near Short Road at about 11:09 p.m. when he apparently lost control of the 1994 Cadillac he was driving and hit a tree beside the highway.
Mize was the only person in the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley pronounced Mize dead at the scene from internal injuries.
Mize was a 1988 graduate of Hatley High School and was employed as a sales and leasing representative at Mitchell Automotive in West Point.
The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi State Highway Patrol.
In a separate accident, a 32-year-old Amory woman was killed in a three vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon on Highway 6 just west of Amory.
According to police reports, Cynthia D. Robinson of 1805 Jones Street died from the result of injuries she received in the 1:52 p.m. wreck.
Robinson was the driving a 1993 Toyota Camry that collided with two other vehicles. There were six people besides Robinson injured in the wreck who were all transported to Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory for treatment.
Robinson was airlifted from the scene of the wreck to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo where she was pronounced dead at 3:11 p.m.
The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
From staff reports