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Person charged in accident that killed mother and young son

Cedrick Blackmore (Source: MS Highway Patrol) Cedrick Blackmore (Source: MS Highway Patrol)
Source: MHP Source: MHP
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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A mother and her young son lost their lives early Saturday morning in a motor vehicle accident in Vicksburg. 

MHP Trooper Eric Henry says Cedrick Blackmore of Vicksburg has been charged with leaving the scene of the deadly accident.

Henry said Blackmore is believed to be the driver of the vehicle that left the scene. He was taken to the Warren County Jail and booked.

Trooper Eric Henry said, the head on collision happened around 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning and involved three cars.

The fatality victims were identified as 40-year-Cadelia Harris of Edwards and her nine-year-old son Jarret Neslon.

We're told the accident happened on US 80 near Green Hill Road.

Henry said another driver lost control and went into the lane Harris was driving in, hitting her vehicle head on.

The driver and passenger of the second car were both taken to Merit Health in Vicksburg with serious injuries.

As for the third car, that caused the wreck, Henry said the driver of that car left the scene.

Vicksburg Police found the car at a Vicksburg home and it was towed from the location for investigation.

Henry said more charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing. 

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