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Jones Co. Teen Dies in Crash

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West Jones High School Junior Joseph Grayson, 16, lost control of his Ford-F150 Sunday night around 6:30, according to reports.

First responders used the jaws-of-life to remove the unresponsive teen from his vehicle.  He was flown by Baptist Lifelight Air Ambulance Service to Forrest General Hospital then to University Medical Center in Jackson where he was later pronounced dead.

"He was a good student, but even more than that he was a great young man and he'll be sorely missed in this school and in this community," WJHS Assistant Principal Wade Clark said.

Joseph was an active member of the FFA and loved agriculture.  He also would have become an Eagle Scout in January.

Clark said the death of a student is difficult.

"Well it's devastating to anybody," Clark said.  "It really affects the kids more than it does the faculty really because they interact with him more during the day."

The counselors at West have opened their doors to let students know they do not have to grieve alone.

"They've actually followed the schedule that Joseph followed to make sure the students were okay," Clark said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Joseph's mother, Charlotte Grayson was unable to speak on camera, but she said she knows her son was saved and is in Heaven.  

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