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One dead another hospitalized following accident in George County

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One man is dead another is in the hospital following an accident in George County Saturday around midnight.  

Mississippi Highway Patrol Collision Reconstructionist said Roy Jacobsen III said 24-year-old Joseph Waltman and his father 44-year-old Brad Waltman were passengers in a pick-up truck driven by a juvenile on Highway 613. 

Authorities say the truck left the road just south of Cook's Corner and struck some trees. 

No one in the truck was reportedly wearing their seatbelt. Joseph Waltman was declared dead at the scene. 

His father was airlifted to USA medical center for his injuries. 

Police aren't releasing the name of the 17-year-old who was driving the truck, but say they suspect alcohol was involved in the accident. 

Authorities say charges are pending, but they are awaiting lab results.

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