Moss Point School District mourns loss of former student killed - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Moss Point School District mourns loss of former student killed in LA crash

Jermaine Starr (Photo source: Moss Point School District) Jermaine Starr (Photo source: Moss Point School District)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

The Moss Point School District is mourning the loss of a former student and football player. Jermaine Starr, 21, was killed Sunday when the car he was riding in was rear-ended by a bus on I-10 in Louisiana near LaPlace.

According to The Associated Press, a fire chief from the area was also killed, and dozens of people were injured. Reports say the bus barreled into a firetruck and three other vehicles.

“All of us at Moss Point School District are greatly saddened by the loss of former student, Jermaine Starr. Jermaine was a cheerful and funny young man and was known for making his peers smile,” the school district said in a news release Monday. “Our hearts go out to Jermaine’s family and friends at this difficult time. Moss Point High School’s counselors are available for teachers, students and staff during this difficult time.”

Three other people were in the Toyota Camry with Starr when the crash happened, according to the AP. All three are from Moss Point and were seriously injured.

The bus was driven by a 37-year-old Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally, according to Louisiana State Police. An LSP spokeswoman said the driver did not have a commercial license and was not authorized to drive a bus.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s deputies told the AP Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez will be charged with two counts of negligent homicide.

The AP report says the bus was carrying dozens of flood relief workers from New Orleans to Baton Rouge when the crash happened.

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Ocean Springs moves forward with push for payback from MS Rising

    Ocean Springs moves forward with push for payback from MS Rising

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:09:37 GMT
    Mississippi Rising alleged that by flying the state flag with the Confederate emblem, Ocean Springs discriminates against its citizens and violates the Fair Housing Act. (Photo source: WLOX)Mississippi Rising alleged that by flying the state flag with the Confederate emblem, Ocean Springs discriminates against its citizens and violates the Fair Housing Act. (Photo source: WLOX)

    During Friday's meeting, Ocean Spring's Board of Aldermen voted during executive session to move forward with filing a claim to ask a judge to order Mississippi Rising to pay the city's legal bills.?

    More >>

    During Friday's meeting, Ocean Spring's Board of Aldermen voted during executive session to move forward with filing a claim to ask a judge to order Mississippi Rising to pay the city's legal bills.?

    More >>
  • Pilot killed in single-engine plane crash

    Pilot killed in single-engine plane crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:53:15 GMT
    A Hancock County man died Friday morning when his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Diamondhead Airport. (Photo source: Diamondhead Fire Dept.)A Hancock County man died Friday morning when his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Diamondhead Airport. (Photo source: Diamondhead Fire Dept.)

    A Hancock County man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from Diamondhead Airport Friday morning.

    More >>

    A Hancock County man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from Diamondhead Airport Friday morning.

    More >>
  • Credit card skimmer found inside Jackson County gas station

    Credit card skimmer found inside Jackson County gas station

    Friday, June 22 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-06-22 17:08:27 GMT
    A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)
    A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)A credit card skimmer was found inside a Jackson County gas station, prompting investigators to warn people. (Source: Jackson Co. Sheriff)

    Credit card skimmers being placed inside gas pumps have been making headlines across the country for years, including in South Mississippi. Now, Jackson County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be on the lookout after a skimmer was found inside a gas station.

    More >>

    Credit card skimmers being placed inside gas pumps have been making headlines across the country for years, including in South Mississippi. Now, Jackson County Sheriff's Office is warning people to be on the lookout after a skimmer was found inside a gas station.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly