Tri-County Academy football player killed in accident on Highway 433 in Yazoo County

YAZOO COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A wreck on Highway 433 near Sadler Road in Yazoo County claims the life of a teenager.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Eric Henry, 18-year-old Taylor Martin lost control of his Nissan Pickup truck and struck a tree.

Officials say Martin was ejected from the truck and died at the scene.

The teen played football at Tri-County Academy. Community members are putting up signs and balloons for the team in honor of Taylor, who goes by the nickname Tater.

According to MHP, investigators believe loose gravel caused the vehicle to lose control.

Taylor is from Bentonia.

A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the football field at the school.


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