MHP investigating two deadly crashes

MHP investigating two deadly crashes
The crash is still under investigation. (Photo source: WLOX)

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Drivers died in two separate accidents on South Mississippi roads Thursday. Mississippi Highway Patrol officials said the accidents happened just after 3 p.m.

Cpl. Benjamin Seibert, MHP spokesman, said 17-year-old Tyler Fairley, of Lucedale, was killed when his vehicle left the roadway and hit a utility pole on Highway 26 in George County. His passenger suffered life threatening injuries and was airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile.

In Pearl River County, troopers responded to a head-on collision on Highway 53. Officials say 72-year-old Diane Beith, of Carriere, died when her Toyota Camry collided with a Kia Sedona. The driver of the Sedona sustained minor injuries.

Seibert said both accidents remain under investigation.

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