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   The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports one death in a wreck last week about 12 miles east of Grenada on Highway 8.
   Highway Patrol officials identified the fatality as 52-year-old Sammie Conley of Gore Springs.
Troopers, Grenada County Deputies and Grenada County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene at 10:36 a.m. Thursday.
   According to information released by the highway patrol, Conley was driving a 2005 Dodge van and was attempting to pull onto Highway 8 from a private driveway when his vehicle was hit by a 2006 Freightliner driven by Micheal Gardner, 55, of Pontotoc.
   Gardner was transported by ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo with non-life threating but moderate injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident, according to the MHP.
   The accident is still under investigation by the MHP.


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