November 24, 2020

Young boys killed in log truck accident to be buried Sunday in Mississippi

Funeral services are Sunday at the Vicksburg Auditorium for two bothers who died in a two-car wreck in Port Gibson, Mississippi, on July 28.

Tonny Le Jeremy Wash Jr., 11, and his brother, Martez Joshia Carson, 5, died from injuries they received when a Nissan Maxima driven by their aunt, Audrey Carson-McNeil of Vicksburg, and a log truck driven by Robert Mobley, also of Vicksburg, collided about 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mississippi 547 and Old Highway 61.

The wreck occurred on Martez’s fifth birthday and a few days before his brother’s. Port Gibson Police Chief Calvin Jackson said the boys were riding in a car with relatives and left their mother’s house just before the wreck.

He said Carson-McNeil, the boys’ grandmother, Ruby Jean Carson, also of Vicksburg, and a cousin, Thomas Carson, 5, Carson-McNeil’s son, were injured. Jackson said Thomas Carson was flown by helicopter to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Mobley, the driver of the truck, complained of pain but was not taken to a hospital, Jackson said.

According to police reports, the log truck was eastbound on Mississippi 547 and the Maxima was on Old Highway 61. After the collision, Jackson said, the truck went further down the road and rolled over.

He said the wreck remains under investigation.