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Wednesday accident claims one life

Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a traffic accident that killed one person Wednesday afternoon on Government Fleet Road, officials said.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said the accident was reported at approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and it appeared the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed.

“He hit the bridge and lost control of the vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic,” Patten said. “After he hit the bridge, he bounced off the bridge and hit a dump truck.”

Patten said the driver of the dump truck was not seriously injured but was transported to the hospital to be checked out.

Adams County Coroner James Lee said he pronounced the victim, Chad Horn, 38, of Natchez, dead at the scene at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“I’m very sorry for this family and they will be in my prayers,” Lee said.

Patten said fire personnel, emergency workers and ambulance crews responded to the scene but were unable to save the victim.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children,” Patten said.

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