Wreck claims life of one

FALKNER – James Scott Morton, 45, of Falkner, became Tippah County’s first traffic fatality of 2009 when his truck ran off Miss. 15 north of Falkner and crashed before dawn Saturday, Jan. 3, according to Tippah authorities. Morton was ejected from his northbound Dodge, which ran off the road and struck a tree before coming to rest. He died at the scene from massive head injuries, according to Tippah County Coroner David Hubbard. Morton was alone in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, which happened near the house where he was living, the coroner said. The crash was reported about 12:20 a.m.

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