Petal man dies, Hattiesburg woman injured in car accident

A Petal man died in a one-vehicle collision early this morning on U.S. 49 southbound at Church Street, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Johnny Poulos said.

Robert Earl McGill was pronounced deed at the scene of the accident that occurred about 2:45 a.m. today.

McGill was driving a Ford F-150 when he apparently lost control and ran off the road, hitting a pole before the vehicle flipped several times, ejecting McGill and a passenger, identified as Angelica Porter, of Hattiesburg.

Porter suffered severe injuries and remained hospitalized this morning.