An 18-year-old Forrest County Agricultural High School student was killed early Monday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on Carnes Road.
Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said deputies responded to the scene of the accident shortly before 2 a.m. and found Peyton Kolb, a rising senior at the school.
“Carnes is kind of hilly and curvy,” Benedict said. “Some of those embankments are steep, and if you kind of run off and you start sliding off – that’s what happened; it was a rollover.
“I can see that on some of those high ditches on Carnes Road, so that could have been a factor too.”
FCAHS Superintendent Donna Boone sent out a statement this week expressing the loss.
“The Forrest County AHS family is grieving the loss of one of our upcoming seniors,” she said. “This has been a very sorrowful day after receiving this devastating news.
“We are heartbroken by the loss of this young man and the possibilities for his future. Our hearts go out to Peyton’s family and friends, and we ask that everyone keep his family and the FCAHS family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Kolb, who played football for the Aggies, is the second student to die in an automobile accident in the last six weeks. In late May, 14-year-old Elizabeth Jefferson of Brooklyn was riding in the back seat of a car when it was hit from behind by a pickup truck on U.S. 49 near Brooklyn.
She later died as a result of her injuries.