UPDATE: Name released of man killed in Tupelo traffic accident

El Habib Kamal (Courtesy)

One person is dead following a traffic accident Monday night in the city of Tupelo.

Posted: Mar. 12, 2019 1:01 PM
Updated: Mar. 12, 2019 6:49 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - One person is dead following a traffic accident Monday night in the city of Tupelo.

Tupelo police say the three-vehicle accident happened at Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Wilson Street approximately 6:30 p.m.


Monday's fatal accident in Tupelo (Temeika Hoskins-Hamilton)

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green later identified the victim as El Habib Kamal, 53. She said he was driving a car and was wearing a seatbelt. 

A board member for the Islamic Center of Tupelo, Hasan Khalil, says Kamal was the center's president. 

A web search shows Kamal was also a teacher for the Pontotoc County schools.

According to Khalil, Kamal's sons, ages 3 and 7, were hurt in the accident and are being treated at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.

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