Escalade carrying six crashes into tree, one man dead

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PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- Early Sunday morning, a man was found dead in Pike County on Highway 51, after his 2007 Cadillac Escalade “left the roadway” and crashed into a tree, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The driver was 32-year-old Gary L. Cotton Jr. of Magnolia, who had five other passengers in the vehicle with him.

It happened at approximately 3:25 a.m.

Three of the five people were transported to Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical center in McComb, for moderate to severe injuries. 

The crash is under investigation.

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