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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Marion Co. wreck

Emergency officials are on scene at the Pearl River bridge in Marion County. Photo Source WDAM Emergency officials are on scene at the Pearl River bridge in Marion County. Photo Source WDAM
Emergency officials are on scene at the Pearl River bridge in Marion County. Photo Source WDAM Emergency officials are on scene at the Pearl River bridge in Marion County. Photo Source WDAM
Emergency officials are on scene at the Pearl River bridge in Marion County. Photo Source WDAM Emergency officials are on scene at the Pearl River bridge in Marion County. Photo Source WDAM
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

One man is dead after losing control of his vehicle Monday morning and plunging into the Pearl River in Marion County.

Vencient Robinson, 49, a Columbia resident was driving a white SUV east on Highway 98 around 10:30 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle. 

Eyewitnesses said Robinson began to drive erratically, hitting one guardrail, then another before his vehicle plummeted into the water. 

Emergency officials including a dive crew and search and rescue teams responded to the accident, and were able to pull the vehicle out of the river.

This accident is still under investigation. 

Officials said that the highway will be back open late Monday. 

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