2 die in Mississippi in wreck with sheriff’s deputy

Published 10:23 am Monday, January 28, 2019

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Two people have died in a two-vehicle wreck involving a sheriff’s deputy in Mississippi.

Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore told news outlets the wreck happened late Saturday afternoon at an intersection in the town.

A Forrest County sheriff’s deputy was taken to a hospital with injuries that appeared to be minor.

The county coroner has not yet released the names of the dead people who were in the other vehicle.

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Sheriff’s Investigators Phillip Hendricks said the deputy was on duty but was not involved in a chase or emergency when the two vehicles collided.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is helping in the investigation.