Manila man dies in car wreck

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Phillip E. Mattingly, 24, of Manila died early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle accident on State Highway 18, west of Blytheville. According to State Trooper Tony Crowell the accident happened between 4 a.m. and 6:20 a.m. Reports indicate that Mattingly was traveling east on Highway 18 when the 1992 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving crossed over the westbound lane and ran off the north side of the roadway striking a culvert.

An off-duty deputy from the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department discovered the wrecked vehicle about 6:20 a.m. An on duty deputy drove by the area at approximately 4 a.m. and the vehicle was not there at that time.

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