MHP: Three deadly crashes, over 6,000 citations issued NYE holiday weekend

MHP: Three deadly crashes, over 6,000 citations issued NYE holiday weekend
MHP says 158 motor vehicle crashes were investigated that included 27 injuries and 3 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstates systems. (Source: WDAM)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Three families are starting off the new year mourning the loss of their loved one, killed in a crash over the holiday weekend.

Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) released the totals from its New Year’s holiday enforcement period, which began Thursday, December 31, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Sunday, January 3 at midnight.

MHP issued 6306 citations with 184 DUI arrests.

158 motor vehicle crashes were investigated that included 27 injuries and 3 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstates systems.

Here are the details of each deadly crash from MHP:

  • On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at approximately 8:32 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal traffic crash on MS613 in Jackson County. A 2004 Toyota pickup driven by Collin J. Stockman, 17, of Moss Point, MS was traveling northbound on MS613. A 2020 Chevrolet pickup driven by Charles R. Carter, 60, of Lucedale, MS was traveling southbound on MS613. Both vehicles were involved in a head-on collision. Collin J. Stockman received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene. Charles R. Carter was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
  • On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at approximately 1:09 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal traffic crash on MS29 in Perry County. A 2007 Ford Ranger driven by Tristan L. Woodson, 18, of Waynesboro, MS was traveling northbound on MS29. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with tree ejecting the driver. Tristan L. Woodson received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene.
  • On Thursday, December 31, 2020 at approximately 3:04 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal traffic crash on MS28 in Jefferson County. A 1994 GMC Yukon driven by Christopher W. Dryden, 58, of Satellite Beach, FL was traveling eastbound on MS28. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Christopher W. Dryden received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene.

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