MHP investigating fatal crash in Amite County

Published 6:42 pm Friday, July 7, 2023

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Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday in Amite County.

On Wednesday, July 5, at approximately 6:11 p.m., MHP responded to a fatal crash on Highway 24 in Amite County.

A 2018 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 36-year-old Shemelda McGhee of Gloster, traveled west on Highway 24 when it collided with a 2018 Freightliner Tractor/Trailer driven by 54-year-old Leslie Jones of McComb, traveling east on Highway 24.

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Shemelda McGhee received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene.

This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.