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MHP: 1 death reported during Memorial Day period

State troopers investigated one death during the Memorial Day enforcement period.

Posted: May 28, 2019 10:37 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State troopers reported one death on Mississippi’s highways and interstates during the Memorial Day holiday period.

The death happened in Jackson County, which is on the Gulf Coast near Biloxi.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed an Ocean Springs woman died from injuries she sustained in a Monday night crash.

During the holiday enforcement period, which began on Friday, troopers issued 7,296 citations and investigated 148 crashes.

They also made 159 DUI arrests.

Here is a breakdown for much of north Mississippi:

Troop F – Benton, Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Prentiss, Union, Pontotoc, Lee and Itawamba counties

  • 5 DUI arrests
  • 3 collisions, 1 was alcohol-related

Troop G – Chickasaw, Monroe, Calhoun, Webster, Clay, Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Lowndes, Noxubee, Winston counties

  • 3 DUI arrests
  • 1 collision

During the 2018 Memorial Day enforcement period, troopers investigated one death and 156 crashes.

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