Young man killed in early morning hours in Pontotoc County accident

By Regina Butler/Pontotoc Progress

A single vehicle accident proved fatal to a 22-year-old man early Wednesday morning in Pontotoc County.

Pontotoc County Sheriff investigator Nathan Gregory confirmed that Chase Ward died as a result of the wreck in an older model SUV.

“He apparently ran off the road and flipped the vehicle several times.”

The wreck occurred on the Macedonia Road north of Richey’s Gun Shop.

Gregory said a female was also in the vehicle with him and walked to a home in the Algoma community to get help.

“I got the call to come out and investigate about 4:15 a.m.,” he said. “The wreck happened sometime between 1 and 3 in the morning.”

The accident is still under investigation by the Pontotoc County sheriff’s office.