1 killed, 2 injured in Mississippi 15 wreck


A two-vehicle wreck on Mississippi 15 south near Union claimed one person and injured two others Monday around lunchtime, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said.

Jania Keshyra Clemons, 20, of 1700 Pendelton Square, was fatally injured in the incident, according to MHP spokesman Andy West.

The incident report says the wreck occurred at 11:55 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15 on Mississippi 15 south near Union when a 1991 Toyota Avalon coming northbound lost control and crossed the center line and collided with a 2004 Chevy SK1 traveling southbound.

The Avalon struck the Chevy on the passenger side. The Chevy came to a final rest facing west in the southbound lane of the roadway.

The Avalon came to a final rest in the ditch on the west side of Mississippi 15. 

Clemons was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. She was a passenger in the Avalon.

The diver of the Chevy, 25-year-old John Tilman of Lake, complained of some pain.

The driver of the Avalon, Ziryun Landerson, 20, of Meridian was reported to have suffered moderate injuries.

Graveside services for Clemons will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 from St. Paul M.B. Church Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home.

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