Two Mississippi men dead, one seriously injured in weekend accident

Published 5:30 am Monday, October 17, 2022

Two Mississippi men died and another suffered severe injuries in weekend two-vehicle collision.

Officials from the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of U.S. 84 and Salem Church Road in Covington County Saturday morning.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Eddie Tanner, 22, of Canton, was traveling east in a 2016 Malibu on U.S. 84, when he hit the passenger side of a 2004 Buick Lesabre driven by James Hilton, 50, of Taylorsville.

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Hilton was traveling south on Salem Church Road. The Malibu reportedly hit the Buick in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 84.

Hilton and a passenger in the Buick, Joseph C. Crosby, 42, of Taylorsville, died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Tanner suffered severe injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.