Picayune man one of seven highway fatalities over the holiday weekend

A Picayune man died Monday night in a fatal crash in Pearl River County — one of seven statewide over the holiday weekend.

Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 5,294 citations, made 80 arrests for impaired driving, and investigated 160 crashes resulting in 36 injuries with 7 fatal crashes and 7 deaths statewide during the holiday period between Friday and Monday.

The deadly crashes occurred in Jones, Sunflower, Jefferson, Attala, Clark, Marion and Pearl River counties.

In Pearl River County, MHP said 37-year-old William T. Jones was traveling north on Highway 11 when his Toyota Tundra truck left the road and overturned.

Five of the other fatalities were single-vehicle crashes. The sixth, in Clark County, involved a pedestrian who was hit while walking along Highway 11 on Sunday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jones received fatal injuries in the crash.

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