11-year-old killed after being thrown from SUV during crash

WATCH: 11-year-old killed after being thrown from SUV during crash

MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss — An early morning crash claimed the life of an 11-year-old in northern Mississippi.

The single-vehicle accident happened in Marshall County – on a stretch of Highway 309 just south of Matthews Corner Road.

The county coroner told FOX13 an 11-year-old boy was thrown from an SUV. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital. We do not know that person’s condition.

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It is not clear if he was wearing a seatbelt, and the exact cause of the wreck is under investigation.

The smashed-up SUV was hauled away.

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Down the road, FOX13 met May Faulkner outside her home. She believes the design of the road may have played a role.

"Yes. Right there, especially where the child got killed at – that's a deep curve," she said.
Faulkner also pointed out that the steepness of the road.

“I feel sorry for them,” Faulkner added. “I’ve got children and grandchildren and great grandchildren, and anyone that loses a loved one – that’s a sad thing.”

The name of the child and the driver are not being released until family members are notified.