Tuesday, September 3, 2019

MHP: 3 Fatalities During Holiday Period

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2019 Labor Day enforcement period which began Friday, August 30, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Monday, September 2 at midnight. Throughout the period MHP issued 8559 citations which included 216 DUI arrests, 520 seatbelt citations and 121 child restraint citations. 131 motor vehicle crashes were investigated which included 44 injuries and 3 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstates. MHP recorded a decrease in traffic crashes for the period compared to last year (165). We attribute this to Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) and the utilization of all available Troopers including the addition of new Troopers from Cadet Class 63.

On Friday, August 30, 2019 at approximately 5:05 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal traffic crash in Perry County. A 2016 Kia passenger vehicle driven by Erin Anderson, 16, of Laurel, MS was traveling southbound on MS15. A 2016 GMC passenger vehicle driven by Tommy Hinton, 65, of Richton, MS was traveling northbound on MS15. Preliminary information indicates the GMC passenger vehicle crossed the center line and collided head on with the Kia passenger vehicle. Brenna Clark,16, a passenger in the Kia, and Thomas Hinton, 26, a passenger in the GMC passenger vehicle both received fatal injuries from the crash and were pronounced dead on scene.

On Monday, September 2, 2019 at approximately 8:53 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving one vehicle in Quitman County. A 2003 Ford passenger car driven by Timothy Jackson, 20, from Marks, MS was traveling southbound on MS3. Tire failure caused driver to lose control with vehicle leaving the roadway and colliding with light pole. Passenger Shenika Wright, 32, received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene.

Both crashes remain under investigation by MHP.


Anonymous said...


A year, or so back, didn't DPS decide they would no longer suspend licenses for non-payment of traffic fines?

It seems I remember some "justice chair" at Ole Miss brought action against the state and / or DPS for "disparaging poor people" by suspending drivers licenses for unpaid fines.

Do you recall any of this?

Anonymous said...

DPS cannot "decide" not to do something required by statute.

Earlier this year the legislature amended the statute and eliminated failure to pay and failure to appear as reasons DPS would suspend a drivers license.

Please see 63-1-53

Anonymous said...

Thank God for the MHP!

Anonymous said...

I’m sure the respective counties worked the wrecks...

Anonymous said...

@7:55 - probably, MHP never seemed to be too eager to work wrecks, or help stranded motorists, or do much of anything; they're too busy cruising strange at weigh stations, rest stops, and truck stops.

Anonymous said...

1:40 - Can you enlighten us? When was the last time you witnessed MHP assisting someone? When was your last positive encounter with an MHP employee on the highway or in an office? What evidence do you have that any MHP employee has exemplified great public service? Can you state one incidence of a friend or relative having received help or courteous treatment from any MHP employee?

Why do you 'thank God' for the MHP?

Anonymous said...

What's with the daily DL station closure announcements on the DPS twitter feed (personnel shortage, really???) You got all those troopers sitting in those offices with their thumb up their ass (or someone else's) why don't they step up and issue licenses? Not being able to get a CDL will keep a lot of people from working - way to have the working man's back Phil! Crazy mismanagement, I'll be glad when Hood is Governor and he appoints a Commissioner who knows what the hell he's doing.

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