Two people killed when cars collide in wee hours Tuesday morning, state troopers report
Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred during the early morning hours Tuesday on Highway 552 in Jefferson County.
The accident was reported at approximately 1:45 a.m., said Corporal Craig James, a public affairs officer for MHP.
A 2011 Dodge Pickup driven by 23-year-old Jarrius Gillespie of Columbus and a 2011 Nissan SUV driven by 20-year-old Alicia Triplett of D’Iberville were traveling west on Highway 552 when the Dodge collided with the Nissan.
Gillespie and his passenger, 20-year-old Jaeda Anthony of Southaven, received fatal injuries from the crash and were pronounced dead on the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.