Single-vehicle accident kills one in Lamar Co.

Single-vehicle accident kills one in Lamar Co.
Hattiesburg police responded to a report of stolen car batteries on March 5. (Photo source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Lamar County man Sunday afternoon.

According to Brent Barfield from the Mississippi Highway patrol, 18-year-old Brandon Cleckler was driving on Highway 42 near Sims Road when his 2008 Nissan Altima left the road and struck a tree.

According to MHP, Cleckler was ejected from the vehicle due to not wearing a seatbelt.

He was pronounced dead on the scene by Lamar County Coroner Cody Creel.