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

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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.

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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.