Two men died and another is in critical condition after a single-vehicle wreck on Rockhill Road shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.
An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says four people died on highways over Labor Day weekend.
An early-morning fire Wednesday at a West Point apartment building claimed the lives of two people.
The number of traffic deaths in the United States rose 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, the largest year-to-year percentage increase in a half-century, according to preliminary estimates Wednesday by the National Safety Council.
After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation’s highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.
Christmas and New Year’s Day passed without any fatalities on Golden Triangle roadways, according to numbers the Mississippi Highway Patrol released to The Dispatch on Friday.