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Good Decisions Being Preached by Highway Patrol After Fatal Wrecks

TCHULA, Miss.–Another wreck where several people were killed happened in Holmes County this weekend. That follows last week’s wreck in Brookhaven where four teenagers died in one crash. The Highway Patrol is taking steps to encourage drivers to make good decisions.

Three people died Friday night in a four-car wreck about six miles south of Tchula, on Hwy. 49. Two of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. All three are set for autopsies.

The county coroner did not say what caused the crash. The Miss. Highway Patrol is investigating.

It was the Friday before, about 11 p.m., when a car being driven by Dustin Hall, 17, crossed Hwy. 84 in Brookhaven, in front of an 18-wheeler in Brookhaven. The truck hit the right side of the car, killing Faith White, who was 16, Kylee McCord, 17, Curtis Gunnel, 17 and Nicholas King 19.

Last week the Highway Patrol scheduled special classes in Brookhaven.

“We have scheduled six schools in three days in Lincoln County,” said Lt. Johnny Poulos. “We’re gonna bring the Drive Program into that community to bring awareness of what is going on out on the highways and try to help in the decision making process.”

He said some of the biggest dangers are using cell phones while driving, either with text, talking or other distracting activities.

“We’re asking people to make good decisions and good choices. Now you can do that or make poor decisions and poor choices that’s gonna come with consequences that gonna affect you throughout your life.”

It was unclear if cell phones were involved in either of the crashes in Brookhaven or Holmes County.

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