NEW ALBANY • Two pedestrians died following a collision with a truck early Friday morning, July 9, on I-22 between New Albany and Myrtle in Union County, in response to the Mississippi Freeway Patrol.
Troopers responded to the crash about 8 a.m., in response to Trooper Bryan McGee, who’s the general public info officer for MHP Troop F.
A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pushed by Patrick Elder, 35, of New Albany, was eastbound on I-22.
Antavias Shye, 20, and Keon Williams, 21, each of Memphis, Tenn., had been altering a flat tire close to the south aspect fog line within the eastbound lane on I-22.
The Silverado collided with Shye and Williams, who acquired deadly accidents from the crash and had been pronounced lifeless on the scene.
This crash is at the moment below investigation by the Mississippi Freeway Patrol, Trooper McGee stated.
Union County Coroner Pam Bowman stated the 2 males had been touring to Tupelo for weekend coaching with the 658th Provide Firm.
The lads had apparently stopped to assist somebody change a tire, she added.
In different regulation enforcement information, Troop F enforcement totals for the 2021 4th of July weekend are as follows: Hazard violations -125; non-hazard-80; DUI arrest-8; drug arrests-1; felony arrests-2; seatbelt citations -21; youngster restraint violation -1; motorist assistance-6.