Forrest Co. crash claims Lumberton man’s life Tuesday night

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says troopers responded to the fatal crash on State Route 13...
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says troopers responded to the fatal crash on State Route 13 around 7:30 p.m.(WCAX)
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 10:43 AM CDT
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FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A two-vehicle crash in Forrest County claimed the life of a Lumberton man Tuesday night.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says troopers responded to the fatal crash on State Route 13 around 7:30 p.m.

According to MHP Public Affairs Officer, Troop J Sgt. Taylor Shows, a 1977 Jeep CJ7, driven by 50-year-old Michael Leaman, of Lumberton, traveled north on MS-13 when it collided with a 2008 Ford Focus driven by 76-year-old Paul Rigby, of Wiggins, who was entering MS-13 from old MS-13.

MHP says Leaman received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash is still under investigation by MHP.

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