By GALEN HOLLEY
Two Grenadians were killed recently in separate auto accidents, law enforcement officials said.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Aug. 30, Grenada police responded to a call on Riverdale Road.
According to Capt. George Douglas, the responding officer found a man Douglas identified as Paul L. Booker, 52, had apparently crashed his truck into a light pole.
A police report said that Booker was unresponsive, yet clinging to life, when emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene. The report also said that EMS called for a helicopter, but Booker died before it arrived. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Grenada County Coroner Eddie Robinson, Douglas said.
The responding officer spoke with three juveniles who were standing outside a residence on Riverdale Road. They reported seeing the truck pass at a high rate of speed. Then they heard wheels screeching and a loud crash, they said. The juveniles drove to the wreck site and called 911.
“The accident is under investigation,” Douglas said, adding that the police department is awaiting the result of a toxicology report from the state crime lab.
On Sept. 3 at 9:17 p.m. officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Grenada County sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel from Grenada Lake Medical Center responded to a one-vehicle accident on Highway 8 East near Wildlife League Road.
According to MHP Public Affairs Officer Tony Dunn, a woman he identified as Pamela Snell, 62, was traveling east on Highway 8 when her 2003 Ford Explorer veered off the right shoulder of the road, causing it to flip several times.
Snell, who was wearing her seatbelt, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Dunn.
The accident is under investigation.