Teen killed in crash in Yazoo County identified

Another teenager was airlifted from the scene.

Teen killed in crash in Yazoo County identified
One killed, one injured in wreck in Yazoo County; Source: WLBT

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.

Deadly wreck in Yazoo County; Source: WLBT
Deadly wreck in Yazoo County; Source: WLBT
One killed, one injured in wreck in Yazoo County; Source: WLBT
One killed, one injured in wreck in Yazoo County; Source: WLBT

"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.

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