One killed, two injured in crash on I-55 in Pike County

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PIKE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed one man and injured two others.

The crash happened on I-55 near exit 24 in Pike County around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Troopers said a Dodge Charger was traveling north when it left the road, collided with trees and overturned.

The collision killed the front seat passenger, 19-year-old Sterling Yarbrough of Natchez. According to troopers, Yarbrough was not wearing a seatbelt.

The rear seat passenger, 19-year-old Harrison Tharpe of Brandon, was airlifted to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. The driver, 18-year-old Gabriel Schofield of Natchez, was taken by ambulance to King’s Daughters in Brookhaven.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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