Two from Memphis die in weekend crash

Two people from Memphis died during the weekend in a Lafayette County crash.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017 4:10 PM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2017 4:10 PM

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – Two people died as a result of a Saturday morning crash in Lafayette County.

The crash happened on Saturday, November 11 at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Highway 7 near County Road 112.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a 2011 F-150 driven by Jerry Gordon of Water Valley was traveling south on Highway 7 when the front of his vehicle hit the rear of a 2011 Kia driven by Destiny Ray of Oxford, who was also traveling south on the highway.

Troopers say the F-150 then went into the northbound lane of Highway 7 where it collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Melvin Charlton of Memphis, who was traveling north on Highway 7.

As a result, Charlton and his passenger Cothern Wilkes, also of Memphis, were killed.

Gordon was transported to a Memphis hospital and Ray was taken to a local hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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