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Two Hamilton residents die from injuries in Thursday collision

Two Hamilton residents died Thursday as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Hamilton.

Posted: Feb. 2, 2018 9:19 AM
Updated: Feb. 2, 2018 6:44 PM

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HAMILTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Two Hamilton residents died Thursday as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Hamilton. 

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, the head-on collision happened at approximately 7:27 p.m. on Hamilton Road near Grubb Springs Road in Hamilton. 

Gurley identifies the victims as 32-year-old Brandi Jo Barnes and 54-year-old Malcom L. Houk. 

Barnes was the driver of a 2006 Pontiac car that was traveling west on Hamilton Road.  

Houk was traveling east on Hamilton Road in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck. His wife was a passenger in the truck. 

Following the collision, Gurley says Barnes' vehicle overturned and she was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Gurley. The cause of death was multiple trauma. 

Following the collision, Houk and his wife were transported to Baptist Memorial-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He later died at 10:37 p.m. from internal injuries. Gurley says Houk was not wearing a seatbelt. 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident. 

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