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Victims identified in Thursday’s deadly crash

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Culkin Firefighter Chuck Tate directing Recovery Operations at the scene of Thursday’s Horrific Crash(photo by David Day)

According to Master Sgt. Kervin Stewart with the Mississippi Highway Patrol,  at just before 2 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on I-20 in Warren County. Preliminary reports indicate that traffic was stopped due to an earlier crash when the second crash occurred. The crash involved 2 18-wheelers, a Ford F-150, a Ram 1500, a GMC Yukon, and an Infiniti passenger vehicle.

The cab of an 18-wheeler involved in the crash, the SUV, the Infiniti passenger car, and the trailer of the second 18-wheeler were completely burned due to the crash.

There were 3 fatalities and 5 people injured. 3 of the injured were transported to local hospitals and 2 were checked on the scene.

The deceased have been identified as:

  • Rhoderick Coleman 53, of Pulaski, MS
  • Benjamin Brewer 40, of Vicksburg, MS
  • Jennifer Lipe 34, of Vicksburg, MS

Mr. Coleman was the only occupant in the GMC and Mr. Brewer and Ms. Lipe were in the Infiniti. A third passenger in the Infiniti was able to get out of the vehicle.

This crash is currently under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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