Tuesday, December 27, 2016

MHP: 3 fatalities on state highways

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release:


The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2016 Christmas holiday enforcement period which began Friday, December 23, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday, December 26 at midnight. MHP issued 4661 citations with 73 DUI arrests. 141 motor vehicle crashes were investigated which included 59 injuries and 3 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstates. On Friday, December 23, the highly successful “Coast to the Capital” MHP safety initiative was held on US Highway 49 from Gulfport to Jackson. During this high visibility detail on the heavily traveled highway which began at 8 a.m. and concluded at 6 p.m., MHP recorded 0 crashes during the time frame. MHP observed heavy traffic statewide throughout the holiday period but did see a dramatic decrease in 2016 Christmas holiday traffic crashes (141) verses 2015 Christmas holiday crashes. (250) MHP attributes this to the high visibility of all available Troopers and responsible decisions made by motorists throughout the 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 Saturday, December 24, 2016 at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal single vehicle crash on MS 371 in Lee County. Upon arriving on scene, Troopers found a single vehicle engulfed in flames that appeared to have left the roadway overturning several times. Two occupants were confirmed inside the vehicle. Names are being withheld pending notification.

On Saturday, December 24, 2016 at approximately 4:51 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash on US 78 in Desoto County involving a pedestrian. Jay A. Williams, 51, from Southaven, MS was reported to be walking in the eastbound lane and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both crashes remain under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.



5 comments:

Blue Lite Special.. said...

Here Here! It's GOT to be a result of Cap'n Scott Carnegie and those stupid 'Troopers will be ridin' in Big Rigs' commercials. Those ads really made drivers straighten' up and fly right!

Anonymous said...

MHP troopers are doing an outstanding job of keeping our highways safe even though they are very short handed and in need of more troopers on the road.
Our legislators need to fund more trooper schools and the powers that be at DPS need to instruct the instructors at the academy that their job is to train law enforcement officers, not to see how many trainees that they can make quit.

Kingfish said...

Never understood why they don't try to offer a short course for officers who want to become troopers and are already certified.

Anonymous said...

8:47; Since you work there, please give us a short list of what troopers are doing to make the highways safe. You may begin....

Anonymous said...

Your 24 hours is almost up, 8:47...

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