Leake Academy senior dies in accident

According to Leake County Coroner Earl Adams, 18-year-old Austin Morrow died Saturday night in a single vehicle accident.

Authorities say he lost control of his truck going around a curve on Highway 488 around 10:20 p.m.

Morrow was transported to Baptist Medical Center Leake in Carthage and died from his injuries at 11:15 p.m., according to Coroner Adams.

Leake Academy sports posted on social media that Morrow was also a football player at Leake Academy.

Coroner Adams says several other wrecks have happened on that curve.

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