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Teenager, 15, killed in Sunday auto accident

A Lincoln County teenager is dead after his vehicle left theroad in a mid-Sunday one-vehicle accident, authorities said.

Lincoln County Deputy Coroner John Riggs said Sawyer Dyess, 15,of 1825 Nola Road, was pronounced dead around 1 p.m. Sunday.Officials on the scene said it appeared that his Chevrolet pickuptruck left the road and ended up in a creek near the 1700 block ofNola Road.

Riggs said Dyess was found in the water, outside thevehicle.

“He was found outside the car, but the death certificate willhave blunt force injuries,” Riggs said.

The family has requested that there be no autopsy. Riggs saidsince Dyess was the only one in the vehicle and there is noresponsibility to be established, the request can be honored.

Dyess, the son of Jerome and Shirley Dyess, was a student atBrookhaven High School. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. atBrookhaven Funeral Home, with the funeral at 10 a.m. at Union HallBaptist Church Wednesday.

After the Sunday accident, Nola Road was blocked for severalhours while wrecker workers and emergency officials attempted topull Dyess’ truck from the creek. The last deputies finally leftthe scene around 6 p.m., officials said.