MHP wrote more than 9,400 tickets over Labor Day weekend

Mississippi Highway Patrol

It was a deadly Labor Day weekend across Mississippi, with seven fatal accidents and over 9,400 traffic citations written.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says there were 184 DUI arrests in the state.

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519 of the tickets were for a seat belt violation.

Troopers investigated 121 accidents.

In our area, a head-on crash in Kemper County injured a Shuqualak man on Highway 39 this past Friday.

A Jeep driven by Braxton Willie and a car driven by Janan Rush of De Kalb collided head-on.

Rush died at the scene and Willie was taken to a local hospital.

In Alcorn County, troopers say Gregory Jones of Walnut was walking in the westbound lanes of Highway 72 when he was hit by a motorcycle.

Jones died and the motorcyclist was injured in the crash.

Deadly accidents were also reported in Carroll, Marshal, Humphreys, Lawrence, and Perry Counties.