J.E. Johnson student killed in ATV accident

Published 5:03 pm Wednesday, March 10, 2021

A J. E. Johnson student was killed Wednesday afternoon following a four-wheeler accident. The accident happened just after 2 p.m. and occurred roughly 1.5 miles off Hwy 42 on Two Miles Road just outside Prentiss. The 12-year-old female was driving the ATV. There was a 20-year-old male passenger also on the four-wheeler. The passenger was rushed to Wesley Hospital in Hattiesburg complaining of back pain. Law enforcement officers say the driver lost control of the ATV, causing it to run off the road and hit a ditch and pine tree. The two involved were cousins and according to officers neither was wearing a helmet.

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