Meridian Star


February 6, 2014

Kemper assistant killed in accident

MERIDIAN — from combined reports

    An assistant football coach at Kemper Academy was killed in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Neshoba County.

    Joey Stovall, 48, of the Damascus community in Kemper County, was fatally injured after colliding with a Mack truck driven by Eddie L. Boyd of Toomsuba, The Neshoba Democrat reported.

    Stovall was a longtime assistant for head football coach Pete McCleskey at Kemper Academy, and helped guide the Rams to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ 8-Man State Championship in 2010; and was also on the KA staff during an undefeated 2007 season.

    Boyd was not injured in the accident, which occurred on Highway 16 East in Neshoba County and is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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