November 24, 2020

Drunk Mississippi man ran into car on interstate killing one person, injuring three more, police say

Police arrested a Mississippi man Monday after they say he drunk when his truck rammed into the back of a car killing the passenger, a Memphis TV station reported.

Southaven Police say a 2017 Ford F-250 pickup truck rear-ended a 2020 Hyundai Elantra traveling north on Interstate 55 in DeSoto County.

The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver and two children were hospitalized.

James Phillips Emerson II, 30, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and causing a death.

He was being held without bond at the DeSoto County Jail.