2 killed in weather-related accidents on MS highways - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

2 killed in weather-related accidents on MS highways

Four people were killed Tuesday on Mississippi highways; one in Lowndes County and one in Carroll County. Between midnight today through 8:30 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to 279 wrecks. 

Sixty-seven year old David Watson, Sr. of Carrollton was killed when his vehicle hit an icy patch on Mississippi 35 and overturned several times just before seven a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thirty-seven year old Tara Pugh of Reform, Alabama, was killed when her vehicle left the roadway after crossing an iced bridge on U. S. 82 in Lowndes County. Pugh was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, where she died from her injuries.

In a news release, Gov. Phil Bryant expressed sympathy to the families of those killed. He also urged Mississippians to stay off the roads if possible.

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