Leake – Man Identified In Fatal Vehicle Accident On Natchez Trace


One man died in the fatal single vehicle accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Leake Coroner Earl Adams confirmed that Robert Anthony Terry, 36, of Kosciusko died on the scene last night. He was traveling north on the trace when his truck hit a tree that had fallen in his lane on the parkway. The accident happened around 6:00 pm Monday night.

Carthage Fire Chief Lonzo Jones said Carthage Fire and volunteers worked the scene of the of wreck.

Attala County Emergency Management Director Danny Townsend said Attala County EMS was called to the scene for another vehicle that also ran into the tree. But this accident was on the north side of the wreck and Leake County responders couldn’t get to the vehicle due to the tree being across the road.

Note: A previous reported stated that Leake County fire and ambulance responded to the scene, but could not get to the wreck due to trees in the road and Attala County was called in to assist. However, the story has been updated to reflect a more accurate account of the accident.