Monday, November 30, 2015

MHP: Four fatalities during Thanksgiving period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release:


The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its Thanksgiving enforcement period which began Wednesday, November 25, at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday, November 29 at midnight. MHP issued 6198 citations with 121 DUI arrests. 221 motor vehicle crashes were investigated which included 73 injuries and 4 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstates. The four fatal crashes investigated by MHP involved drivers not wearing seatbelts. The Mississippi Highway Patrol urges the public to consider chances of survival increase dramatically when properly restrained during a crash. The one second it takes to make the click can possibly save families a lifetime of grief. We are asking motorist to make good decisions and strive to make the remainder of the holiday season a safe one.

MHP provided the following information on the fatalities as well as a spreadsheet showing all incidents during the holiday weekend.  

On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at approximately 11:44 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on MS2 in Tippah County. A 1996 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Robert H. Batie, 61, from Ripley, MS was traveling westbound when the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a culvert then overturned. The driver, who was not restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at approximately 5:55 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on US Highway 98 in George County. A 2000 Ford Focus driven by Curtis R. Baxter, 44, from Semmes, Alabama was traveling westbound when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned several times. The driver was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at approximately 10:02 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on MS14 in Attala County. A 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by Cathy Y. Steed, 54, from Ethel, MS was traveling westbound when the vehicle left the roadway and collided with an embankment. The vehicle overturned ejecting the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at approximately 10:28 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on MS488 in Leake County. A 2001 Ford pickup driven by Ray A. Morrow, 18, from Carthage, MS was traveling westbound when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. The driver was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like none of the four had worn a seat belt. Come on people, seat belts save lives.

Anonymous said...

Where's the bail bondman that died early Thursday morning on I55 @ Lakeland?

Kingfish said...

I think JPD worked that one as it sent out a press release on it. I think MHP statement just refers to the ones worked by MHP.

Anonymous said...

It looks like changes are brewing at DPS. The legislature does not want to confirm Santa Cruz or Berry for Phil's next term. Berry has already put in his retirement letter and hopefully Santa Cruz will be next.

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