Guardsman killed in accident

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Lamar County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the scene of an accident shortly after 7 a.m. today (Monday).

Authorities found Wesley Scott Barrett, 19, pinned under the wreckage of his pickup truck. He was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said the accident could have happened hours earlier.

Barrett was a Camp Shelby National Guardsmen training for a tour of duty in Iraq.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation.