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Vancleave Teen Dies in Fatal Accident

VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) -

VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) - A Vancleave teenager is dead following a single vehicle accident Monday morning in Jackson County.

According to Sheriff Mike Byrd, 15-year-old James Harris was killed in a single vehicle accident around 8:30 Monday morning on Wade Vancleave Road.

Byrd said Harris was in a 1999 Chevy Suburban when he lost control, causing the vehicle to flip several times and hit a tree.

He was airlifted USA Medical Center where he died of massive trauma. Byrd said the cause of the accident is still under investigation, but they have not ruled out speed.

Byrd also said Harris did not have a driver's license or a learner's permit, and he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

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