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Two separate traffic accidents end in death

By By Fredie Carmichael / staff writer
Sept. 18, 2003
A Quitman man died in a local hospital Wednesday 12 hours after he broke his neck in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 39 in Meridian.
Detective Dean Harper, a Meridian Police Department spokesman, said Glen Morris, of Quitman, was a passenger in a Kia vehicle traveling near the East Mississippi Power Association building. The car left the road and struck a tree, Harper said.
Hours earlier in Alabama, a Lisben teenager was killed in a one-vehicle accident when his vehicle left Highway 17 north of Butler and struck a tree.
Lauderdale County Deputy Coroner Clayton Cobler said James Jordan, 17, was pronounced dead on the way to a local hospital.