Thanksgiving weekend claims five lives on state highways

Published 9:32 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says five people died on highways over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Judy Pounds, a 60-year-old Moss Point woman, died Sunday after her car left Mississippi 26 in Stone County, overturned, and ejected Pounds.

Also Sunday, 91-year-old James Hutson of Bogue Chitto died after a tire blew out on his pickup on Interstate 55 in Lincoln County. The truck overturned.

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Saturday, 20-year-old Tavieon Johnson of Michigan City died after his and another car collided on Mississippi 5 in Bolivar County.

On Friday, 53-year-old Dennis Miller of Greenwood died after a van he was riding in left U.S. 82 and overturned in Leflore County.

Also Friday, 31-year-old Dondi Dixon of Woodville died in Wilkinson County after being hit by a vehicle while walking on U.S. 61.