TUPELO • A man died from his injuries after being thrown from his vehicle during an early morning wreck, Thursday.

Police were called to the 700 block of Lumpkin Avenue, just north of West Jackson Street, around 1 a.m. on April 8 after a 2007 BMW reportedly left the road an hit a utility pole.

The presumed driver — later identified by Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green as Navaro Rice, 27, of Tupelo — was transported to the North Mississippi Medical Center in serious condition. The unrestrained passenger was ejected from the car and pronounced dead.

Police are in the preliminary stages of this investigation. Any one with information is asked to contact the Tupelo Police Department at 841-6491 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi at (800) 773-TIPS.

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