Auto accident injures police chief, kills one man

Tylertown Police Chief Lee Cotten is

recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash that left another

man dead.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman said Trent Boyd died in

Friday's accident.

Authorities say Boyd was driving a 1999 Dodge Stratus when he

apparently ran a stop sign and collided with Cotton's car. Neither

driver was wearing a seatbelt.

Boyd was pronounced dead at Walthall County General Hospital.

Cotten was admitted to the hospital with a broken rib and other

injuries and discharged Saturday.