According to the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, a man identified as David Watson, Sr., 67, was killed Tuesday morning on Highway 35 North in Carroll County.
According to Tony Dunn, MHP's public information officer for Troop D, emergency officials were dispatched to the scene of the accident around 6:49 a.m. near the Teoc intersection. Carroll County Sheriff Jerry Carver and the Carrollton/North Carrollton volunteer fire rescue officials were the officials to respond to the scene.
According to Dunn, it appears Watson's 2005 Toyota Tacoma was traveling north on Highway 35.
"His vehicle hit an icy patch that was on the roadway," Dunn said. "It then traveled to the right shoulder, where it overturned several times and came to rest in a ditch."
Dunn said rescue officials did indicate that Watson was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The accident is still under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
According to Carver, Tuesday morning's icy conditions caused several accidents throughout Carroll County. A vehicle left the road on Highway 35 at the Big Black River Bridge and another at a bridge near the Old Hathorn Elementary School on U.S. 51. Another accident was reported at a bridge at the Carroll and Leflore County line on Highway 7.
Dunn said other counties in his Troop D region also saw a number of accidents.
"Since the icy weather made its presence in Troop D yesterday afternoon troopers have worked a total of 27 accidents," Dunn said. "We have had numerous incident calls which involved just pulling a vehicle out of a ditch to assisting stranded motorist with vehicle troubles."
On Monday, the ice caused accidents in Sunflower and Leflore Counties, and on Tuesday five accidents were reported in Carroll County and one in Montgomery County. There were also five accidents recorded in Washington County, eight accidents reported in Bolivar County, and one in Holmes County.