Two individuals tragically lost their lives Friday, August 30, in a two-vehicle accident near the Jones-Perry county line.
According to information released by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Mississippi Highway 15 in Perry County just south of the Jones County line after 5:00 p.m. yesterday. A preliminary investigation showed that a GMC passenger vehicle driven by Tommy Hinton, 65 years old, from Richton was traveling north when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with a KIA passenger vehicle driven by Erin Anderson, 16 years of age, from Laurel. The KIA vehicle was traveling south.
A passenger in the KIA, Brenna Clark, 16 years of age, from Laurel, along with a passenger in the GMC, Thomas Hinton, 26 years of age, from Richton were both pronounced dead at the scene. All other parties involved were transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. This crash remains under investigation.