Coroner identifies two killed in crash involving Forrest Co. deputy

Coroner identifies two killed in crash involving Forrest Co. deputy
Police said the crash happened near U.S. Highway 49 and Edwards Street just before 6 p.m. Saturday. (Source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - We now know the identities of the man and woman killed in a crash involving a Forrest County Sheriff’s deputy over the weekend. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victims as 66-year-old Charlie Epting, Sr. and 80-year-old Annie Everett.

Police said the crash happened near U.S. Highway 49 and Edwards Street just before 6 p.m. Saturday.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore said the deputy received only minor injuries in the collision. Epting and Everett were pronounced dead at the scene, Moore said.

The crash is being investigated by Hattiesburg police and Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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