Jyrea Ivy Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 45 Bypass in Monroe County
Where: The accident occurred on Highway 45 bypass near Nettleton in Monroe County, Mississippi.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck a car that had pulled onto the roadway.
- Jamonte Guinis, driver of Ford Mustang
- Jyrea Ivy, passenger in Ford Mustang
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Jamonte Guinis, injured
- Jyrea Ivy, 6, killed
- Driver of tractor-trailer, injured
On or about Monday, April 6th, 2021, around 3:05 in the afternoon, an accident between a Ford Mustang and a tractor-trailer left a six-year-old child dead and sent two people to the hospital. Police said the accident was reported along the Highway 45 bypass just outside Nettleton in Monroe County, Mississippi.
Troopers from the MSP said a Ford Mustang driven by Jamonte Guinis was allegedly struck by a tractor-trailer when the car pulled onto the roadway. Police identified a passenger in the vehicle as 6-year-old Jyrea Ivy, who was pronounced dead a short time after the accident. Paramedics transported Guinis and the driver of the truck to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries after the accident.
According to Google Maps, the scene of the accident on the Highway 45 bypass is a short distance from Nettleton in the northeast corner of the state, about 130 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.
Police are still working to determine the cause of the accident.
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