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Hattiesburg man dies from injuries in last Sunday wreck

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

An off-duty Hattiesburg police officer died today from injuries sustained in a wreck last Sunday.

Zach Denny passed away around 3:00 p.m., according to Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict. 

The accident occurred early Sunday morning on Highway 49 north near Marvin's and the Sonic Drive-in in Hattiesburg. 

Denny suffered numerous injuries including broken ribs, bruised lungs, facial fractures and numerous lacerations. 

He was transported from the scene to Forrest General Hospital where he was in critical, but stable condition. 

Denny was with the Hattiesburg police department for about three years, and his father, Mark, is a lieutenant with 19 years of service. 

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

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