Forrest Co motorist dies in watery crash

An early morning one-car accident on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg claimed the life of a Forrest County man.

Officials say around 7:00 Thursday morning, 28-year-old Quincy R. Clark of Eatonville lost control of a Buick Park Avenue, running off the road near the Kangaroo convenience store on Highway 49 North, traveling about 200 yards through a field past the Dollar General store, went down an embankment, finally landing upside down and completely submerged in Mineral Creek.

Divers were brought in to extract the victim. It took two tow trucks an hour to pull the car out.

The accident is under investigation.