One killed, two injured in single-car crash in Issaquena County


ISSAQUENA COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating a deadly single-car crash in Issaquena County near Park Valley.

The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. on Friday, May 14. Troopers said a 2005 Dodge Caravan was traveling northbound on U.S. 61. The vehicle left the road and overturned. Two occupants were ejected, and one was entrapped.

According to MHP, the entrapped driver, Joe Rushing Jr., was extricated by emergency personnel and transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson with unknown injuries.

One of the passengers, 57-year-old William M. Kelly, of Vicksburg, was pronounced dead. The other passenger received minor injuries and was transported to Merit Health Hospital in Vicksburg for observation.

At the time of the crash, troopers said none of the occupants were wearing their seatbelts. The accident remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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