Man’s death blamed on cold weather in southern Mississippi

Published 4:36 pm Monday, December 26, 2022

Extremely low temperatures are blamed for a death in southern Mississippi over the weekend.

According to the Pearl River County Emergency Management Department, a passing motorist found the unidentified man at I-59 and Highway 26 in Poplarville on Monday.

The 57-year-old person is said to have been transient. His death has been ruled weather related due to the harsh temperatures.

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Pearl River County will open safe rooms in Picayune and Poplarville Monday night for anyone needing shelter.