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A Twenty-One-Year-Old University of Southern Mississippi Tragically Died on a Mississippi Highway

November 19, 2019

MISSISSIPPI – According to an online news report at, a student from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) tragically died earlier this week in an accident at the intersection of Mississippi 42 and United States Highway 49.  Two others sustained injuries.*

The accident occurred in the nighttime hours.  Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of the crash. It appears, pursuant to an initial investigation of the accident, that a Nissan Altima, driven by a 21-year-old from Harrisville, Mississippi, was located in the southbound lane of United States Highway 49 when a Chrysler passenger car driven by a 68-year-old woman from Germantown, Tennessee, crashed into the Altima, hitting the passenger side of the 21-year-old’s vehicle.  The 21-year-old’s girlfriend was a passenger in the Altima and was tragically declared dead at the scene of the crash.  She was a junior at USM where she was majoring in kinesiology.  The deceased woman was also a member of a popular sorority on campus.

The drivers of the Altima and Chrysler were transported to a local hospital for the treatment of their injuries.  Their current status is unknown at this time.  The incident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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