Petal City Alderman dies of heart attack

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Petal City Alderman Willie Hinton, 64, died today of an apparent heart attack.

Mayor Hal Marx said Hinton and his wife were driving on Broadway Dr. in Hattiesburg when he apparently suffered a heart attack.

Hinton's car ran off the road and struck a pole. His wife was injured. 

Hinton was re-elected as Petal's Alderman at large in 2009. He had previously served two terms as an Alderman. 

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