November 27, 2023

Man Arrested For DUI, Suspended License After Deadly Wreck In Tunica County

Morgan Howard

On Friday, November 24, at approximately 7:10 p.m., the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles on Casino Strip Boulevard, near Fitzgerald’s Boulevard.
North Tunica Fire Department, Pafford EMS, and Tunica County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene.
When deputies arrived, it was determined that a male, identified as 63-year-old, David Bailey Barbour, of Byhalia, was deceased.
Pafford EMS transported a female, identified as 67-year-old, Elizabeth Ann Russom, of Myrtle, Mississippi to the Robinsonville Medical Clinic to await air medical.
During the transport, Russom succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle, identified as 45-year-old Dwayne Bowens of Memphis, was transported to Baptist Desoto with minor injuries.
Bowens was taken into custody at the hospital. After Bowens was released from the hospital, he was transported to the Tunica County Jail. Bowens has been charged with the following:
– Driving While License Suspended
– No insurance
– Two counts of Aggravated DUI-Resulting in Death

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