UPDATE: Victim identified in accident involving state trooper

UPDATE: Victim identified in accident involving state trooper

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - According to Hattiesburg Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Jon Traxler, a crash at Highway 49 north of the south gate of Camp Shelby left one person dead and another in the hospital Monday afternoon.


Two vehicles were involved in the crash, one being a state trooper. 

The state trooper was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the other victim, identified as Thelma Gill, 81, was pronounced dead at the scene according to Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict. 

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.