YAZOO COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A teenager was killed and another hurt after a single-vehicle wreck in Yazoo County Friday morning.
The accident happened around 5:00 a.m. on Fletchers Chapel Road off Highway 49.
According to Sheriff Jacob Sheriff, 17-year-old Hayden Tyler Whitworth of Yazoo City, a passenger in the car, died at the scene.
The driver, 18-year-old Taylor Stevens, was rushed to a Jackson hospital by helicopter and is in critical condition.
"The teen was driving east on Fletchers Chapel Rd. when he lost control of the car and hit a tree, " said Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff.
Investigators say speed was a factor in the crash.