Woodville man dies Saturday in single-vehicle wreck

Published 11:00 am Monday, December 2, 2013

WOODVILLE — A Woodville man died Saturday after his car ran off the roadway and collided with a tree on Mississippi 24 near White School House Road in Wilkinson County.

Tarvis A. Bolden, 26, of Woodville, was driving west on Mississippi 24 in a 2008 Landrover SUV Saturday before the wreck, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Rusty Boyd.

Bolden was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was ejected from the vehicle.

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Bolden was pronounced dead on the scene by Wilkinson County Coroner Travis Sharp.

Gary L. James Jr., 24, of Woodville, was a passenger in the vehicle and sustained moderate injures before being taken to Filed Memorial Community Hospital. James was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

Marcus Bell, 27, and Chase Robertson, 24, both of Woodville, were back-seat passengers and sustained minor injuries, but refused treatment by ambulance personnel at the scene. Neither was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, Boyd said.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.