Man charged with homicide after police see video showing he took no action to avoid deadly collision

Published 2:58 pm Monday, June 17, 2019

Deputies have charged a Mississippi driver who authorities say took no action to avoid a deadly head-on collision.

WLOX-TV reports Donald Joshua Mauffray was arrested last week for the May 7 crash in Hancock County. Authorities found him at a home in Saucier, about 23 miles (37 kilometers) from the crash site.

Authorities say 67-year-old Ronnie Grant Ladner died when Mauffray hit him head-on. Officials say they have video that shows Mauffray did not do anything to prevent the wreck.

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Investigator Glenn Grannan says Mauffray’s license had been suspended for some time prior to the crash.

Mauffray faces multiple charges including homicide while committing a misdemeanor. It’s unclear whether he has an attorney who could comment.