Rankin County Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident
On Tuesday evening September 22, 2015, at approximately 11:25 p.m., the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department and the Monterey Fire Department responded to the intersection of Monterey Road and Grandview Drive for a report of a motor vehicle accident.
When deputies arrived on scene they found a GMC Canyon pickup had been traveling north on Monterey Road and ran off the left hand side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a utility pole causing serious traumatic injuries to the driver. Despite efforts by Monterey Fire Department and AMR the driver succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the accident and died on the scene.
The driver was identified as Ron H. PENTON, 36 years old, of Florence, MS. The accident is currently under investigation by Rankin County Deputies.