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Man found dead in Pemiscot County

Friday, July 1, 2011

PEACH ORCHARD -- A man was found dead early Friday morning in the floodway ditches in Pemiscot County after an apparent all-terrain vehicle accident.

At around 10 p.m. Thursday, Pemiscot County deputies were called to the floodway ditches near Peach Orchard after the family of Larry "Joe" Crafton contacted authorities with concerns, according to a news release issued by Lt. Ryan Holder.

Just after 6:30 a.m., Crafton was located on a floodway bank, about six miles south of State Highway EE, said Holder. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

Holder noted there is no suspicion of foul play. Investigators believe Crafton died as a result of health-related issues from a crash.

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