Monday, November 28, 2016

Two deaths in Thanksgiving enforcement period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following report on the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period:

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its Thanksgiving enforcement period which began Wednesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday, November 27 at midnight. MHP issued 5,309 citations with 67 DUI arrests. 171 motor vehicle crashes were investigated which included 67 injuries and 2 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstates. On November 25 the Mississippi Highway Patrol SWAT team responded to Grenada, MS based on a request by the Grenada police department for assistance concerning a hostage situation. On the same day, State Troopers responded to Hattiesburg, MS based on a request by the Hattiesburg police department for assistance concerning an officer involved shooting. MHP observed heavy traffic throughout the period and anticipates the number of motorists traveling to increase due to the upcoming December holiday period.

You will find attached a spreadsheet concerning totals by districts and information below regarding the fatality crashes. Thank You for your assistance with the constant battle of trying to save lives and please let me know if you have any questions.

On Thursday, November 24, 2016 at approximately 1:17 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving two vehicles in Leflore County. A 2003 Lexus passenger car driven by Carnell Gardner, 42, of Itta Bena, MS was traveling Eastbound on U.S. 82. A 2016 Freightliner driven by Eric Trusty, 28, of Grenada, MS was traveling Westbound on U.S. 82. The 2003 Lexus left the roadway with the driver losing control. The 2003 Lexus reentered U.S. 82 crossing the centerline and collided head on with the 2016 Freightliner. Carnell Gardner was pronounced dead on scene.

On Sunday, November 27, 2016 at approximately 9:06 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle fatal crash in Wayne County. A 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Michael Trau, 60, of Avon, Illinois was traveling Northbound on MS45. Vehicle left the roadway with driver losing control and overturned. Right front passenger Amy Trau, 60, of Avon, Illinois was ejected from vehicle and pronounced dead at Wayne County General hospital.

Both crashes remain under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.


Anonymous said...

MHP did a terrific job of patrolling our highways. Both of the fatal accidents happened on less travelled routes and although always sad, the total seems to be less than other years.

Anonymous said...

Those numbers seem alarming except for the low fatality count. Slow the hell down out there!

Kingfish said...

It was a joke. Drove to NOLA and back Thursday. Did not see a single trooper and I was getting run over by the traffic while driving just under 80 mph. Too many drivers were flying by at 85 or higher. There were a couple doing over 90. As I wrote, I did not see a single trooper. Not even the ones that normally hang out a few miles from the state line or just north of Brookhaven. That is roughly four hours of driving in Mississippi that day.

Police Interceptor Engine.. said...

Drove 55 to near the TN state line Thursday and back. Almost six hours total driving time, counting a stop. Saw one trooper north of Batesville in the median. The group I was in was doing at least 80.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the trooper that has a fondness for truck drivers has talked a few more into coming over to his way of seeing things.

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