Pearl River County Man Dies in One-Car Accident

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident in Pearl River County Friday night. Officials at Emergency Stat Ambulance Service say they got a call around 9:00 p.m. Friday about the accident on Interstate 59 near Carriere.

Fifty four year old Michael Penton died in the accident. Highway Patrol officers say Penton's truck was totaled. Passenger, five-year-old Jessica Penton was treated for moderate injuries at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg and later released.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.