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Deadly Crash In Lee County

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate a fatal crash in Lee County, that occurred Saturday, June 22, at approximately 4pm. Troopers responded to the one vehicle, rollover crash on US 45, just north of the Brewer Road exit.

Upon arriving, it appeared Heather Ezelle, 39, of Tupelo, was traveling North on US 45, when she apparently attempted to avoid another vehicle that was making a lane change. She lost control of the Nissian Xterra and the SUV overturned several times in the median.

Brian Ezelle, 46, and his 9 year old daughter, Lauren, were both ejected from the vehicle. Brian Ezelle was transported to North Mississippi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident. Lauren was air-lifted to LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, where she later died from injuries sustained from the crash.

The driver, two teens and another child were also transported to North Mississippi Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

None of the five occupants in the vehicle were wearing a seatbelt.

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