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Hattiesburg teen killed in Sunday morning car crash

The crash happened at the intersection of Jackson Road and West 4th Street, according to Lamar...
The crash happened at the intersection of Jackson Road and West 4th Street, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.(WCAX)
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 11:26 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2021 at 11:35 AM CDT
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LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - It has been nearly a week since a Hattiesburg teenager died in a car crash in Lamar County.

According to Lamar County Coroner Blake Matherne, 15-year-old Harrison McClain was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday, Oct. 10. Matherne said McClain was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:15 a.m.

The crash happened at the intersection of Jackson Road and West 4th Street, according to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

Rigel said a Toyota driven by 26-year-old Jawara Shelby crashed into an SUV, which McClain and several other teenagers and one adult were riding in. The force of the crash caused the SUV to flip over, according to Rigel.

Many others were injured in the crash and were taken to local hospitals for treatment, according to Rigel.

Rigel said Shelby was found to be driving under the influence and was charged with DUI - causing a death.

Shelby was booked at the Lamar County Detention Center and had his first appearance in front of a judge on Oct. 11. Shelby’s bond was set at around $80,000 and that he was released on bond later that day, said Rigel.

Funeral services for McClain will be hosted by Moore Funeral Services at the Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg on Saturday. Visitation will be hosted from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the service following afterward.

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