Jefferson County vehicle crash leaves 2 dead

Published 1:11 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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JEFFERSON COUNTY — Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred during the early morning hours Tuesday on Highway 552 in Jefferson County.

The accident was reported at approximately 1:45 a.m., said Corporal Craig James, a public affairs officer for MHP.

A 2011 Dodge Pickup driven by 23-year-old Jarrius Gillespie of Columbus and a 2011 Nissan SUV driven by 20-year-old Alicia Triplett of Diberville were traveling west on Highway 552 when the Dodge collided with the Nissan.

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Gillespie and his passenger, 20-year-old Jaeda Anthony of Southaven, received fatal injuries from the crash and were pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.