Three people died in two separate southwest Mississippi car accidents on Tuesday, one involving a fiery crash that killed two people in Amite County and another claiming the life of a North Pike High School student.
The incidents happened within hours of each other.
Amite County Coroner Cam Sharp said the westbound Saturn passenger car veered off the right side of the road, overcorrected and went off the left side of the road and into a ditch, where it flipped and caught fire.
Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Brandon Fortenberry said troopers assisted the Amite County Sheriff’s Department in reconstructing the wreck. McComb and East Central firefighters also responded.
Sharp said authorities have been able to determine who the vehicle is registered to.
Sheriff Tim Wroten said he located who he believes to be the victims’ next of kin on Tuesday.
“We believe they are from Amite County,” Wroten said, adding that he’s almost certain he knows who the victims were.
“These two were always together,” he said.
Pike County sheriff’s officials said they were still investigating the matter this morning and had no further details they could immediately release.
Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb is handling his funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.
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