Early Friday Morning Accident Claims The Life Of A Yazoo County Teenager


Shortly after 4:30AM on Friday Morning (9/21/2018) Fire/Rescue Personnel from the Bentonia and District 3 Fire Departments were dispatched to a one car motor vehicle accident on Fletchers Chapel Rd. near Little Yazoo, Mississippi. Upon arrival responders found the driver of a Toyota Avalon injured and a passenger deceased. The driver identified as 17 year old Taylor Stevens was extricated and transposrted by Pafford EMS to a nearby landing zone and then airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The passenger identified by Yazoo County Coroner Rickey Shivers as 18 year old Hayden Tyler Whitworth was pronounced deceased on the scene. The car was headed Eastbound on Fletchers Chapel Rd. when it left the road and collided with a tree. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Yazoo County Sherriff’s Department.

*UPDATE TO THIS STORY: Taylor Ryan Stevens, 17, of Bentonia passed away Saturday September 22, 2018 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson as a result of the injuries he received in this accident. 

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