One dead in Wilkinson County car accident

A man is dead after a 3-car accident in Wilkinson County. 

According to Sheriff Richard Chatman, deputies responded to the scene on Highway 243 and Highway 218 around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. 

Chatman says Wayne Farmer was driving southbound on Highway 243 in a Chevy pickup truck and Clayton Cowart was driving northbound in a Honda Accord. 

A third man, Charles Thompson, was crossing Highway 243 east on 218 when Cowart clipped his vehicle and lost control. 

Cowart then slammed into Farmer, and Cowart was pronounced dead on scene.

Sheriff Chatman says Farmer was taken to Navicent Health for minor injuries. 

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