• 2 dead after car runs off road, slams into bridge

    By: Tom Dees

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    DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. - Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on U.S. 61 early Wednesday morning.

    Crews on the scene are, measuring every skid mark and checking every angle the tires slide to find out what happened.


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    Officers say the car had Shelby County plates.

    Investigators told FOX13 the car got out of control while going down the highway. 

    According to the MHP, the Ford Fusion was heading northbound when it ran off the road and into the Goodman Rd. overpass.

    A woman who didn’t want to be identified passed the horrific scene early this morning.

    She said, “I saw a smaller car under the bridge and the tail was aimed into the grass.”

    Another witness thinks the car ran off the road into a pole, then bounced back toward the roadway.

    “Well it doesn’t take much to lose control of a car,” she said.

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