Vehicle-crash kills two Hazlehurst residents

A single-vehicle accident near Martinsville this past weekend has killed two Hazlehurst residents.

Twenty-one-year-old Charles Nunnery and 18-year-old and Preston Berry were killed Sunday morning when the SUV they were riding in left U.S. Highway 51 and slammed into a stand of trees, collapsing its roof.

Copiah County Coroner Phil Howard said Berry was pronounced dead at the scene. He said Nunnery died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The driver, 22-year-old Hunter McKinley of Hazlehurst, was injured in the accident.