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MHP Reports 1 Fatal Wreck During Memorial Day Weekend

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported one fatal wreck on state and federal highways over the Memorial Day weekend.

The 2019 Memorial Day travel enforcement period began on Friday and ended at midnight on Monday.
Throughout the period, MHP issued 7,296 citations with 159 DUI arrests.

A total of 156 crashes were investigated including one fatality and 53 injuries. All available troopers were utilized statewide during the period conducting saturation patrols and safety checkpoints.

The fatal wreck occurred at 9:45 p.m. on U.S. 90 westbound near MS 57 in Jackson County. Kayla Danielle Pittman, 24, of Ocean Spring was pronounced dead at the scene.

Locally in Troop E, which covers Lafayette County, troopers made 32 arrests for DUI and one for drug possession. They investigated 16 wrecks that resulted in three people being injured.

Hottytoddy.com staff report

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