Mississippi hit-and-run kills Marine, troopers search for driver

April 17, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a Marine from Alabama. The highway patrol says 25-year-old Cason Bryant Park, of Gordo, […]

Vicksburg toddler run over and killed by aunt

May 31, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 2-year-old girl died Sunday after being hit by a car at a family gathering.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey told the Vicksburg Post that Carmyia Buck was pronounced dead of abdominal trauma at River Region Medical Center.

Huskey says no autopsy has been ordered.

Police Chief Walter Armstrong says the child was struck by a car driven by her aunt, 27-year-old Ebonay Brown, just before 7 p.m.

MVSU football player killed in accident, 3 others injured

April 29, 2013 in News, Statewide News

A Mississippi Valley State football player was killed late Thursday night and three of his fellow athletes injured in a single vehicle accident in Leflore County.

Nineteen-year-old Kevin Monzon of Crystal Springs was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Ben Williams of the highway patrol. Monzon was reportedly driving on U.S. Highway 82 just east of Itta Bena around 8 p.m. April 25, when he ran off the roadway and rolled over.

A second passenger, Marcus Thompson, a junior from Houston, Texas was air-lifted to University Medical Center (UMC) in Jackson.

2 killed in Madison County wreck

January 9, 2013 in News, Statewide News

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Cpl. Odis Easterling confirmed two people were killed in a two-vehicle wreck in Madison County Thursday afternoon.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. at Highway 51 and Highway 17 south of Pickens.

According to the highway patrol a white Chevrolet pickup traveling north on Highway 51 collided head on with a beige Chevrolet pickup attempting to turn onto Highway 17 from southbound Highway 51.

50 state troopers head to New Jersey to help recovery efforts

November 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Fifty Mississippi State Troopers are headed to New Jersey Sunday night to assist in recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy, following a request for additional manpower from that state’s governor, Chris Christie, WLBT reported.

Many of the highway patrolmen know all to well the issues a disaster can create. However, they believe Hurricane Katrina and additional training has prepared them for the mission.

3 dead after car rear ends SUV near Lucedale

June 18, 2012 in News, Police Report, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land Three people thrown from vehicle The Mississippi Highway Patrol says three State Line residents died, a fourth had minor injuries and […]

‘Roadside killer’ possibly on the loose in Mississippi

May 17, 2012 in News, Police Report, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

By Monica Land JACKSON – Officials believe two people – a 74-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman – found shot to death in their vehicles, may have been the victims […]

Man shot and killed on I-55

May 10, 2012 in News, Police Report, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State No suspects in custody Authorities say a Nebraska man has died after being shot while driving on Interstate 55 in north Mississippi. Mississippi Highway […]