Defensive lineman headed for championship killed in crash
SCOOBA, Miss. - A Mississippi football player scheduled to play in the National Junior College Athletic Association national football championship next month was killed in a car crash.
News outlets report that Tyone Clemons was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle crash in Jones County. Clemons was a defensive lineman at East Mississippi Community College and a former West Jones High School all-star.
Maj. Jamie Tedford with the Jones County Sheriff's Office says deputies responding to the scene around 11:30 a.m. found Clemons and driver Timothy George Brown alert and talking, but Clemons later died.
EMCC President Thomas Huebner called Clemons a "special young man with a great future."
He'd signed with EMCC in February 2016. During the No. 1-ranked team's 10-1 season this year, Clemons had 16 tackles, five assists and three sacks.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Residents in Bayou Pigeon prepare for heavy rain; some fear losing their...
Flooding fear pushed Baton Rouge homeowner to purchase personal aquadam
Drainage issue identified months ago, neighborhood flooded in May
Nakamoto obtains State Police memo: Guilty verdict 'important' to clear troopers of...
Football players help residents fill sandbags ahead of potential severe weather