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4 die in crashes on Mississippi roads over Labor Day weekend

September 4, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says four people died on highways over Labor Day weekend.

Capt. Johnny Poulos says two people died Friday when a driver went the wrong way on Interstate 22 in Union County. That driver, 48-year-old Jerome Young of Nettleton, died. So did a second driver, 79-year-old Mervyn Epsman of Warrior, Alabama. Both died before they could be taken to a hospital.

Also Friday, 64-year-old Dan Williams of Shubuta died in Clarke County while trying to cross U.S. 45. White’s pickup was hit by 33-year-old Austin White of West Point. Williams died at a hospital.

Finally, 38-year-old Lucas Arthur of Union died Friday in Newton County when his car left Mississippi 489 and hit a tree, throwing him from the car.

Poulos says officers continue investigating the crashes.

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