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Hattiesburg Clinic anesthesiologist killed in tragic accident

A Hattiesburg Clinic anesthesiologist died following a motor vehicle accident Sunday night.

Dr. Darrell Burnham was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries and died soon after arrival. Responders arrived to find a crash involving a motorcycle and Kia Sedona at the intersection of Highway 98 and Barracuda Drive Sunday evening. The vehicles were in the median, according to Hattiesburg Police Department Lieutenant Jon Traxler. Dr. Darrell Burnham had been driving his motorcycle home from church when the incident occurred.

Dr. Burnham founded the Hattiesburg Clinic Anesthesia Department in 1994 and worked there since. He traveled to Africa and Honduras for medical mission trips over the years. His colleagues described him as a generous man and a pillar for the foundation of medical care in the Pine Belt.

"There's probably several thousand people in this community that owe their lives to Dr. Burnham," said colleague Dr. Jeff Hudson, OB-GYN at the Hattiesburg Clinic. "Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. He would never say he was a hero but to those of us that worked with him, worked for him, and whose lives he touched, he was a hero. And he always will be a hero."

"He was a strong Christian man with a strong family faith that showed and reflected in his daily activities and work," said Dr. Raymond Whitehead, Hattiesburg Clinic orthopaedic surgeon. "He will be greatly missed. He was a dear friend and colleague."

Visitation will be at Temple Baptist Church on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the church.

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