The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2021 Fourth of July enforcement period which began Friday, July 2nd, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Monday, July 5th, at midnight. Throughout the period, MHP issued 6140 citations with 146 DUI arrests. A total of 151 crashes were investigated including 2 fatalities and 50 injuries on state, federal highways, and interstate systems.
Below is the fatality information regarding the enforcement period.
On Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at approximately 11:33 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit and run crash on US61 in Desoto County involving a pedestrian. The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown vehicle was traveling southbound on US61. Donterio T. Brewer, 32, of Charleston, MS was walking northbound on US61 in the southbound lane. The unknown vehicle collided with Donterio T. Brewer who received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene.
On Monday, July 5th, 2021 at approximately 1:23 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal hit and run crash on MS373 in Lowndes County. The preliminary investigation revealed Marquis R. Dixon, 31, of Columbus, MS was traveling southbound on MS373 while riding a 2013 Kymco scooter. An unknown vehicle traveling on MS373 collided with the Kymco scooter. Marquis R. Dixon received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene.
All crashes remain under investigation by MHP.