EMCC Mourns Death of Student

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

East Mississippi Community College mourns the loss of a student in a wreck Monday night. The crash happened on Highway 45 in Scooba around 9 p.m.

EMCC identified the female who died as Davishe Walker, a freshman from West Point, Miss.

Three other students who were transported to Anderson Hospital in Meridian were listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon.

"It's always a tragedy when a young person with such promise is called home so early," said Jackie Stennis, EMCC vice-president. "And at difficult times like these. we must focus on promoting the spirits and taking care of the emotions of our students."

Walker was pursuing her passion for music at EMCC. Stennis said the campus has counselors and clergy available throughout the week for anyone needing guidance or prayer.

The Kemper County Sheriff's Department is assisting the Mississippi Highway Patrol in the investigation.

"Mrs. Gates proceeded into the turn lane median to proceed across the business district across Highway 45. Her vehicle was struck on the right passenger side by an F350 driven by a Mr. David W. Reynolds out of Florida," said Trooper Malachi Sanders of the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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