Overnight wreck kills one in Stone County

STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - An overnight wreck on Highway 15 was so bad, investigators say the car involved nearly disintegrated.

That wreck killed 23 year old Ryan Thomas Boyd.

The Perkinston man was reportedly heading home at a high rate of speed when his car left the highway and slammed into a pine tree.

Stone County's coroner tells WLOX News Boyd was wearing a seat belt.

But, the impact of the collision was so severe, and the damage to his car was so excessive, the driver had almost no chance to survive.

The coroner does not believe alcohol played any role in this wreck.

The deadly accident was sometime after one o'clock Thursday morning near the Stone County Harrison County line.