SKYCOPTER VIDEO: Raleigh police officer killed in Smith Co. cras - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

SKYCOPTER VIDEO: Raleigh police officer killed in Smith Co. crash identified

Source: WDAM Source: WDAM
Source: WDAM Source: WDAM
SMITH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

MHP has confirmed that a Raleigh police officer has died in a wreck in Smith County

According to the Associated Press, Raleigh town attorney David Garner said that Officer E.P. Morris died around noon Thursday.

The wreck took place on Mississippi 18 in the Smith County seat.

Garner says it appears Morris lost control of his vehicle, left the road and hit a tree and caught fire.

Morris was on duty at the time of the wreck. Garner says Morris has worked as a Raleigh officer for about two years, after working as an officer elsewhere.

Garner says Morris "had a sweet spirit of service about him" and calls his death "a loss for the entire community."

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation.

Copyright 2018 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved

Powered by Frankly