Young Jones County man killed in single car crash

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council

A 24-year old Jones County man was killed early Sunday morning, May 4, when his vehicle crashed into a tree off Highway 84 West.

At 12:48 a.m. emergency medical responders and rescue units from Calhoun, Hebron, and Pleasant Ridge Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident, which occurred near Graves Road.

According to officials, Jones was traveling east on Highway 84 West in a two-door Mercedez Benz and apparently ran off the side of the road, went airborne, and crashed into a large oak tree.

Derreck Jamel Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by Jones County Deputy Coroner Ernest Hollingsworth.

Also responding to the accident were Jones County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, EMServ ambulance service, and Investigator Wayne Black with the Jones County District Attorney's Office.