Itta Bena, MS – 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.