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Corinth man killed in Tippah County
by Zack Steen
Sep 05, 2017 | 3308 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Corinth man was killed in Tippah County on Friday after being struck by a vehicle.

The fatality is one of three investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol during the busy three-day Labor Day weekend.

MHP responded to the one-vehicle wreck on MS 370 in Tippah County at approximately 7:55 p.m. on Friday.

Sixty-four-year-old Ronnie K. Russell, of Corinth, was reported to be walking in the westbound lane of MS 370 before he was struck by a westbound vehicle.

Russell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other fatalities were reported after a head on collision between two SUV’s in Lamar County.

MHP issued 3,843 citations and made 58 DUI arrests during the Labor Day enforcement period which began on Friday at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at midnight.

MHP also worked 124 vehicle crashes that included 42 injuries and three fatalities.

“A significant decrease in traffic crashes was recorded for the period compared to last year,” said MHP Capt. Johnny Poulos. “We credit this to responsible driving by motorists, statewide law enforcement efforts and safe driving messages promoted by the media.”
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