6 fatalities in Mississippi include Tenn. youth who died in Clarke County

Six people were killed in crashes over the course of the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s...
Six people were killed in crashes over the course of the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Thanksgiving holiday travel enforcement period.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 12:14 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT/WTOK) - Six people were killed in crashes over the course of the Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Thanksgiving holiday travel enforcement period, which spanned Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 27.

One of those deaths happened Sunday about 8:50 a.m. in Clarke County. The MHP reported a passenger, 10-year-old Jeremiah Williams, of Antioch, Tenn., died when a 2006 Hummer ran off Interstate 59, overturned and collided with a tree. The driver, Jeremy Williams, 49, also of Antioch, was airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, with serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Also during the travel period, MHP issued 9,179 citations, made 172 arrests for impaired driving, and investigated 212 crashes resulting in 43 injuries.

Other fatal crashes occurred in Stone, Scott, Leake, Rankin and Marshall counties.

The Leake County crash, which happened Nov. 24, claimed the life of Shaniqueva Bush, 24, of Kosciusko. The Rankin County crash Nov. 25 claimed the life of a man who was not immediately identified.