Driver, passenger killed in Copiah County wreck identified

Published: May. 19, 2023 at 11:38 AM CDT
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COPIAH COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - Two men were killed during a one-vehicle crash in Copiah County.

According to Sheriff Byron Swilley, deputies responded to reports of a crash at Dentville and Jack roads Thursday night around 9:04 p.m.

Swilley said that 20-year-old Felipe Martin Perez, the driver of a 2016 black Dodge Charger, was traveling north on Dentville when he lost control of the vehicle.

Perez and the passenger, 22-year-old Diego Gomez, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities believe they were not wearing seatbelts.

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