CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two people in Claiborne County. The crash happened on U.S. 61 near Traceway around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
According to a preliminary investigation, a Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling southbound on the highway. The driver lost control and collided with a tree.
Investigators said the driver and the front passenger died at the scene. The victims have been identified as 36-year-old Marvin Williams of Lorman and 44-year-old Jason Baker of Port Gibson.
No other occupants were inside the vehicle. According to Master Sergeant Eric Henry, alcohol and speed may have played a factor in the crash.