RIPLEY - A Falkner man died Sunday morning in a one-car accident near Ripley.

Kerry Lynn Childs, 19, died as a result of head injuries sustained when his vehicle left County Road 422 and went into a channel, said Tippah County Coroner David Hubbard. Tippah County sheriff's deputies responded to the accident at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

Childs, who was the only person in the car, did not appear to be wearing a seat belt, Hubbard said.

- Michaela Gibson

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