Two Holmes County teens dead, one injured in fatal crash
Therese Apel, The Clarion-Ledger 8:20 p.m. CDT May 17, 2015
The two Central Holmes students were killed when the vehicle they were riding in left the roadway.
Katelyn Winstead, left, and Payton Netherland
Two Holmes County teens are dead after a one-vehicle car crash on Saturday.
Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said Katelyn Winstead and Peyton Netherland, both 17, were killed when the vehicle they were riding in left the roadway on Inside Horseshoe Road in Tchula. The wreck occurred around 4 p.m., Howard said.
Sheriff Willie March said it appears that speed could have been a factor in the accident, but at this point the investigation into the cause of the wreck is ongoing.
The two were students at Central Holmes Christian School. A statement on the school's website on Sunday said, "It is with heavy hearts the faculty and staff of Central Holmes Christian School face the coming days. Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Payton Netherland and Katelyn Winstead. Information regarding changes for our final week have been emailed to all patrons and staff."
The third teen in the vehicle, Sarah Matthews, was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with injuries. She was listed in good condition on Sunday. March said Matthews is from Attala County.