Head-on collision kills two Mississippians, including teenager

Published 5:48 pm Saturday, August 31, 2019

Two people have died in a head-on collision on Mississippi 15 in Perry County.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded Friday about 5 p.m. to the crash, just south of the Jones County line.

The Hattiesburg American reports Sgt. Travis Luckton says an SUV driven by 65-year-old Tommy Hinton, of Richton, was headed north when his car crossed the center line and hit a southbound car driven by 16-year-old Erin Anderson, of Laurel.

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Luckton says a passenger in Anderson’s car, 16-year-old Brenna Clark, of Laurel, and a passenger in the SUV, 26-year-old Thomas Hinton, of Richton, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Hinton and Anderson were taken to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.