MHP investigating deadly Walthall Co. crash - - Jackson, MS

MHP investigating deadly Walthall Co. crash

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a car crash that happened in Walthall County on US Hwy 98 on Thursday. 

Just before 6 p.m., a 1996 Nissan car, driven by 51-year-old Monroe Lenoir, was approaching the intersection of US 98 and Knoxo Road. A 1997 Dodge pickup, driven by 45-year-old Derwin Anderson was traveling west on US 98 approaching the intersection. 

The Nissan then entered the west bound lane and was struck by the Dodge pickup in the passenger side. 

 Lenoir, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the hospital.  Anderson was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The passenger of the Dodge pickup, Kristi Ihrig, also had minor injuries. 

Lenoir was a native of Tylertown.  No charges have been filed at this time and the accident is still under investigation.    

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