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Mississippi Valley State player dies in car accident

A member of the Mississippi Valley State football team died in a one-car accident which injured three of his teammates Thursday night.

The driver, Kevin Monzon, a 19-year-old sophomore place-kicker from Crystal Springs, Miss., died at the scene in Leflore County, the Southwestern Athletic Conference university said in a release.

Marcus Thompson, a junior from Houston, Texas was air-lifted to University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. In addition, Rogers (Kevin) James, a junior from Evans, Ga., and Joseph Hardnett, a sophomore from Chicago, were transported to the Greenwood-Leflore Hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the accident was not released.

The university announced counselors will be available on campus on Friday.

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