Copiah Co, MS – John Walker Dies Following Accident on Dry Grove Rd

Copiah Co, MS – John Walker Dies Following Accident on Dry Grove Rd

Copiah Co, MS (October 17, 2020) – A resident of Crystal Springs died during a collision with a livestock trailer carrying cattle on Friday, October 16th.

An official with the Mississippi Highway Patrol stated that the accident took place at about 12:00 p.m. in Copiah County at the intersection of Dry Grove Road and Mississippi 27 when a Dodge Journey driven by 91-year-old John T. Walker was heading westbound along Dry Grove Road. 

For reasons that have yet to be determined, it veered into the path of a livestock trailer traveling northbound.

Emergency medical personnel pronounced Walker dead at the scene. A passenger in the Dodge was transported via ambulance to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with injuries that were classified by paramedics as life-threatening.

The driver and two other occupants of the livestock trailer were unharmed during the collision. 

This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, John T. Walker, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in Copiah County

Copiah Co, MS - John Walker Dies Following Accident on Dry Grove Rd

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