Troopers work 167 collisions over holiday weekend, 2 of them fatal

December 3, 2013 in News, Statewide News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked two fatal accidents over the Thanksgiving holidays and investigated a total of 167 collisions that injured 36 people. Mississippi Highway Patrol […]

News Around Mississippi: Trooper runs over horse and flips, fatal motel shooting, fatal wreck

October 14, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

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News Briefs From Around The State

Here is a roundup of news and notes from around Mississippi this morning:

In Meridian, the Mississippi Highway Patrol says a trooper’s car hit a horse and overturned — as the officer was answering a report that another driver had hit a horse.
WJTV reports that officials did not identify the trooper, but say he was released after being checked at a hospital in Meridian.

The accident occurred Saturday night on Highway 15 in Jasper County. Officials say another horse ran into the road in front of the squad car…

New Orleans-bound Amtrak train collides with 18-wheeler in Holmes County

September 11, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

TCHULA, Mississippi -(AP) — Officials are investigating an accident Tuesday involving Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train and an 18-wheeler in Mississippi.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the train was headed to New Orleans with 152 passengers and 11 crew members when the accident occurred in Holmes County about 9:30 a.m.

Magliari said there were no reports of serious injuries, but a passenger and crew member were taken to local hospitals…

2 Pedestrians Killed on South Mississippi Highway

September 9, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

News Briefs From Across The State

By Lonnie Ross

4 year old boy killed, along with man from Ocean Springs
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say a man and a young boy were killed Friday night when they were trying to walk across a south Mississippi highway and were struck by a sport utility vehicle…

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.

Click it or Ticket underway for Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The National Click it or Ticket campaign starts Monday, May, 21, in advance of Memorial Day and goes through June 3.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts, WDAM reported.

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said motorists can expect increased patrols through midnight Tuesday.

Baldwyn woman killed in Christmas Day accident

December 26, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate an early afternoon crash in Lee County that claimed the life of a Baldwyn woman, WCBI reports.

Troopers were dispatched to the Christmas Day crash about 1 p.m., on MS 245, just south of Shannon.

Authorities said it appeared Timothy Autrey, 26, of Baldwyn, was traveling south in a 1997 Ford F-150, when he lost control of the vehicle and overturned.

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.