MVSU football player killed in wreck

By The Associated Press

ITTA BENA, Miss. — The placekicker for the Mississippi Valley State football team was killed in an accident near Itta Bena.

Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ben Williams says Kevin Monzon of Crystal Springs, died after the vehicle he was driving ran off U.S. Highway 82 just east of Itta Bena and rolled over about 8 p.m. Thursday. An investigation continues.

Williams and head football coach Karl Morgan say Marcus Thompson, a junior outside linebacker from Houston, Texas, was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. His condition was not immediately known.

Two other football players who were riding in the car were not seriously injured.

Monzon, a sophomore, walked onto the team in 2012 and took over the bulk of the placekicking duties by the second game of the season.

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