According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol at 7:20 a.m., a fatal crash occurred on MS-43 8 miles south of the Mendenhall City Limits. Preliminary reports indicate that a southbound 2008 GMC Canyon, driven by Joseph Lee Franklin 43, of Brandon, and a northbound 2005 Toyota Camry, driven by Damion R. Ford 17, of Harrisville, collided head on into each other.
The driver of the Camry and the left rear passenger, identified as Eric Dwayne McKenny Jr. 18, of Harrisville died as a result of their injuries. The driver of the pickup and the 2 passengers in the Toyota Camry(Both Juveniles) were all transported to UMMC. It has not been determined if weather played a role in this crash. This crash is currently under investigation and more information will be released pending the outcome.