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Kossuth teen dies in crash

A Kossuth senior lost his life as the result of a crash on the eve of graduation.

Jehu "Lee" Longoria, 18, of County Road 629, apparently lost control of his southbound vehicle on Mississippi Highway 2 and hit a utility pole, said Coroner Jay Jones. It happened about 10:45 p.m. Monday, and Longoria was pronounced dead about an hour later at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Longoria was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, said Jones.

The crash location was roughly a mile south of U.S. Highway 72.

Memorial Funeral Home will have the arrangements.