Two killed in crash on U.S. 61 in Claiborne County

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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.

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