HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Jackson attorney Precious Martin, died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV rollover accident.
Martin was well-known in Hattiesburg for representing Mayor Johnny DuPree in the Ware vs. DuPree election trial. Mayor DuPree said his family is grieving along with martin's family. He wants the public to know Martin was more than an attorney.
"This state has truly lost a truly capable, I call public servant because much of what he did was not for pay, much of what he did was for public service," said DuPree. "He text my wife yesterday morning hoping she would have a great Mother's Day, that's the kind of man that he was and I hope that will be the kind of man that he will be remembered for."
DuPree also wanted to share that his family is also praying for Martin's 10-year-old son, who was injured in the accident and is now in the hospital enlisted in good condition.
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