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Purvis teen dies in I-59 accident

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A 17-year-old Purvis resident died Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident.  According to Hattiesburg Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Jon Traxler, the individual, who was driving a pickup truck, was on Interstate 59 South near Exit 60, when he ran off the road into the median. Lt. Traxler said the truck hit a cable system following a guard rail.

The teen has been identified by Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem as Ryan McLeod, 17. McLeod died from internal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

McLeod attended Presbyterian Christian School.

This is the second fatal, single-vehicle accident in the past two days. On Friday night, Joshua Kmetz, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene when he drove off Steelman Road in the Oak Grove area and hit a tree.

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