Fatal Car Wreck

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 13, 2009

Former New Yorker dies in auto wreck

By John Howell Sr.

A Batesville resident died Wednesday when she was ejected from her vehicle as the result of an accident on Highway 6 East at the Panola/Lafayette county line.

Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper Sgt. Leslie White said that Louella E. Stone, 73, of 207 Jones Street was the driver of a westbound 2003 GMC Envoy when the vehicle left the road and overturned at about 12:48 p.m.

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Her husband, Ronald Stone, was a passenger in the vehicle.

He was transported by helicopter to the Memphis Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, Panola Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge said.

The Joneses had moved to Batesville last year from New York, Gulledge said.

Cooley’s Mortuary has charge of arrangements, which were incomplete at press time.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her son, Alex “Shot” Wilbourne of Batesville.