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2022 Christmas holiday travel enforcement period summary – Picayune Item

2022 Christmas Holiday Trip Implementation Period Summary

Released at 11:37 am on Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Mississippi Highway Patrol Christmas Holiday Trip Period Has Ended
Monday, December 26th at midnight.The period starts from 6:00 am on December 23 (Friday)
The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 5,294 subpoenas and made 80 arrests for impaired driving.
investigated 160 crashes resulting in 36 injuries, including 7 fatal crashes and 7 fatalities.fatal crash
It occurred in Jones, Sunflower, Jefferson, Attala, Clark, Marion, and Pearl River counties.

Fatal Crash, Jones County, 12/23/22
At approximately 3:30 pm on Friday, December 23, 2022, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded.
A fatal accident occurred on Highway 11 in Jones County. 2005 Ford F150 driven by 51-year-old Joe Clayton
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, traveling south on Highway 11 when the vehicle left the roadway and collided
in wood. Joe Clayton was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Deadly Crash, Sunflower County, 12/23/22
At approximately 4:44 PM on Friday, December 23, 2022, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded.

A fatal accident occurred on Highway US 49W in Sunflower County. 1997 Toyota Camry 38 Years-
Old man Christopher Harris of Indianola, Mississippi, said his car was

Overturned off the highway. Christopher Harris was fatally injured in the crash.
The collision is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Fatal Crash, Jefferson County, 12/24/22
Saturday, December 24, 2022 at approximately 7:48 p.m. Mississippi Highway Patrol
Responded to a fatal crash on Highway 28 in Jefferson County.Driven by 2007 Mitsubishi Pickup
Dennis Crump, 38, of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, was driving west when Route 28 left the roadway.
collided with a tree.Dennis Crump was fatally injured in the crash and is pronounced dead
scene.
The collision is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Fatal Crash, Attala County, December 25, 2022.
At approximately 3:42 PM on Sunday, December 25, 2022, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded.
A fatal accident occurred on Highway 35 in Attala County. His 2007 Chevrolet HHR driven by 23-year-old John
Gwatlny, Kosciuszko, Mississippi, was traveling north on Highway 35 when a vehicle left the road and
Overturned. John Gwaltney was fatally injured in the crash.
The collision is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Fatal Crash, Clark County, December 25, 2022
At approximately 9:31 pm on Sunday, December 25, 2022, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded.
A fatal accident involving a pedestrian occurred on Highway 11 in Clark County.
The 2010 Nissan Maxima driven by 18-year-old Jalen Nixon of Vosburg, Mississippi,
Wilt Alford, 42, of Patuta, MS, was walking north on Highway 11 when the vehicle collided.
Highway 11. Alford was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Fatal Crash, Marion County, December 26, 2022
At approximately 3:15 PM on Monday, December 26, 2022, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded.
A fatal accident occurred on Highway 586 in Marion County.
A 2019 Chevrolet Colorado driven by 63-year-old Charles Bass of Columbia, Mississippi.
On National Route 586, the vehicle left the roadway, collided with a lamppost, and overturned.Charles Bass
He was seriously injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Fatal Crash, Zhujiang County, December 26, 2022
Mississippi Highway Patrol on Monday, December 26, 2022 at approximately 9:04 p.m.
Responded to a fatal accident on Highway 11 in Pearl River County. Driving in a 2008 Toyota Tundra
William T. Jones, 37, Picayune, Mississippi, traveling north on Highway 11.
Roadway and overturn. William Jones was fatally injured in the crash.
The collision is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.