Weekend head-on collision claims life of Mississippi teen

Published 6:38 am Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A Mississippi teen was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident in Monroe County.

Dustin Lynn Jones Jr., 16, was killed when the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu he was riding in as a front seat passenger collided head-on with a 2015 GMC Yukon on Hatley Road.

The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. near Cotton Gin Port Road in Monroe County.

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Jones was declared dead at the scene. He was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, according to a press release from the Monroe County Coroner’s Office.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported to area hospitals.

The wreck and the circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.