WESSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A child was killed after a crash in Wesson on Tuesday night.
Wesson Police Chief Chad O’Quinn said police were called to a crash around 8 p.m. at Highway 51 and Sylvarena Road.
O’Quinn says a driver rear-ended another vehicle with a father and two children inside.
A 10-year-old was killed after the impact. The father and second child were taken to the hospital but are expected to recover.
The child has been identified as Lilly Ann Durr.
After the crash, another vehicle stopped to help, and the driver of the first car stole their vehicle, O’Quinn says.
The driver, later identified as 21-year-old Matthew Miller, then crashed the stolen car in Copiah County. He was then taken into custody after the second crash.
Miller was taken to the hospital but will be charged with several felonies upon his release to include aggravated assault on an officer, taking of a motor vehicle, manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident.