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Lamar Co. wrecks kill 2, injure 4

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A pair of wrecks on Old Highway 24 in Lamar County claimed the lives of two people, and injured four Monday night.

The first wreck happened just before 7 p.m. at 763 Old Highway 24, where a Mustang left the road and struck a tree head-on.

Emergency crews from Central Lamar Volunteer Fire Department, Oloh Volunteer Fire Department, ASAP Ambulance Service and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department worked to extricate the passenger from the vehicle.

Both the driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by Lamar County Deputy Coroner Andy Geske.

The names are not being released pending notification of next of kin, and the cause of the wreck is under investigation by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department.

The second wreck occurred just before 8 p.m. on Old Highway 24 at the Charlie Stuart Road intersection, where a suburban left the road and struck a tree head-on.

Firefighters from Central Lamar tended to patients who were extricated from the vehicle and placed out on the ground on backboards.

According to a witness at the scene who wished to remain anonymous, she heard the tires squealing down the road and then heard the impact and came out to call 911.

Four people including a small child were transported from the scene by a pair of ASAP ambulances.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department.

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