Timmy “Tim” Elrod, 55, was killed when his vehicle left Prentiss County Road 5031 (Meadowcreek Road) early Saturday. Sheriff Randy Tolar said Elrod apparently lost control of the vehicle in the sharp curve near Old Hodges Cemetery.
Elrod’s vehicle careened off the roadway and came to rest in the cemetery.
Tolar said Elrod died at the scene of the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
Funeral services for Elrod were held Monday in Red Bay, Ala. Immediate survivors include two sons, T.J. Elrod and Dustin Elrod, both of Anniston, Ala.; three sisters, Shelia Barrett of Booneville, Linda Atkinson of Guntown and Judy Credille of Belmont; and one brother, David Elrod of Red Bay.
A separate, unrelated crash near Baldwyn on the Lee County side of the county line claimed the lives of a 59-year-old Baldwyn woman and her 11-year-old granddaughter. Montana Roberts, 11, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Pratts/Friendship Road and Highway 145. Deborah Hill, 59, the driver of the vehicle, died later after being airlifted to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
The crash is under investigation by the Baldwyn Police Department.