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Adult charged in accident that killed three Lamar County students

The scene of a wreck where three students died after crashing into a tree. The scene of a wreck where three students died after crashing into a tree.
PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

Lamar County resident Kristi Morris, was taken into custody Wednesday by Alcohol Beverage Control officers in connection to a wreck that killed three local high school students.

Morris posted a personal recognizance bond and was released.

Morris is charged with six counts of social hosting, six counts of furnishing beer or light wine to a minor, and one count of possession of beer in a dry county.

The wreck that occurred Sept. 25 on Purvis-Oloh Road claimed the life of Reagan Woolbright from Oak Grove, Carrigan Arban from Purvis, and Justin Kelly of Purvis.

"Since we worked the wreck we asked ABC to come in and work the social hosting charges," said Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

"We turned that over to them because that's more of their expertise, we thought it was best if an outside agency came in and worked it," said Rigel.

"To my knowledge no one has ever been charged with this in Lamar County, and we wanted to be sure it was done the right way," said Rigel.

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