Jeb Stuart
Jeb Stuart
A Neshoba Central High School senior was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning on Road 147 in the Hope community, the authorities said.

Jeb Stuart, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He is the son of Brandy Stokes and Johnny Stuart.

A praise and worship service is being planned for Thursday, his birthday, at the Neshoba County Fair, friends said.

It is set for 2 p.m. on Founders Square.

Stuart was one of four passengers in a truck which left the road and overturned shortly after 3 a.m.

The driver of the truck and the other two passengers were taken by ambulance to Neshoba County General Hospital. Two were later taken by ambulance to a Meridian hospital,  Sheriff Tommy Waddell said.

Stuart was a member of the Neshoba Central High School varsity baseball team.