18-year-old killed in Sunday wreck; Driver charged with DUI death

Published 12:30 pm Monday, February 19, 2024

A Bogue Chitto wreck Sunday resulted in one death and multiple injuries.

At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a one-vehicle wreck on Pricedale Road.

A 2007 GMC truck ran off the road in a curve and struck a tree, according to Sheriff Steve Rushing. Three male passengers, ages 20-21, were injured and transported to area hospitals. Updated conditions of the injured are unknown at this time.

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Another passenger, 18-year-old Titus Holmes of Bogue Chitto, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Lincoln County Coroner Blake Wallace. Holmes was a former Bobcats baseball player, and a 2023 graduate of Bogue Chitto Attendance Center.

The driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Caleb Avants of Bogue Chitto, was not seriously injured. Avants was arrested, however, and charged with DUI causing death. Other charges may be pending, Sheriff Rushing said.

“This was a real tragic event,” said Rushing. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved.”