This is a news release from the Mississippi Highway Patrol
The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Period Sunday at midnight. MHP issued throughout the period which began Wednesday, November 26
5,823 citations statewide. These numbers include 119 seatbelt citations, 32 child restraint citations and 150 DUI arrests. 179 crashes were investigated including 3 fatalities and 56 injuries. You will find below information concerning the fatal accidents along with an attached spreadsheet concerning Troop totals statewide.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 27th, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 72 and Norfolk Southern Access Road in Marshall County. A vehicle with two occupants, traveling west on U.S. 72, collided with an eighteen wheeler turning left onto U.S. 72 off of Norfolk Southern Access Road. The driver of the eighteen wheeler was checked by medical personnel at the scene and released. The driver of the passenger car, thirty-six year old Tyrone Spencer of Memphis, Tennessee, and his passenger, twenty-three year old Chenisa Jeffries of Red Banks, Mississippi, were both killed in the crash. The cause of this crash is still under investigation.
A fatal accident occurred on Hwy. 15 in Chickasaw County on Sunday November 30 around 5:00PM. A 2005 Toyota Prius driven by Bobbie Malone a 70 year old female of Houston pulled out of CR 31 onto Hwy. 15 in front of a north bound Oldsmobile driven by 48 year old David Miller of Kosciusko. The two vehicles collided in the Hwy.
Mrs. Malone was pronounced dead at the scene by the Chickasaw County Coroner. Mr. Miller was transported to NMMC in Tupelo with serious injuries. Both drivers were restrained in the crash. The accident remains under investigation by MHP.
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