Accident causes fatality

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 18, 2009

NATCHEZ — A one-vehicle accident near the corner of Palestine and Liberty roads Wednesday took the life of a Natchez man.

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Ricky Stevens said he believes Brandon Blackmon, 31, overcompensated while negotiating a bend in Palestine Road and drove off the road.

Stevens said Brandon’s truck hit an embankment and flipped on to the roof.

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A curious motorist on his way to work noticed the tire tracks leaving the road and subsequently found the wreckage, Stevens said.

“It’s not visible from the road,” Stevens said. “You’d have to be looking for it.”

Stevens said the call reporting the accident came in at approximately 8 a.m., however, he’s not certain exactly when the accident occurred.

Adams County Coroner James Lee listed the cause of death as crushing injures to the head, chest and neck.

Lee said he expects the results of a toxicology screen back in approximately three weeks.