July 7, 2023

One Person Killed In Wreck On Hwy 24 In Amite County

Morgan Howard

On Wednesday, July 5, at approximately 6:11 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash on Highway 24 in Amite County.

A 2018 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 36-year-old Shemelda McGhee of Gloster, MS, traveled west on Highway 24 when it collided with a 2018 Freightliner Tractor/Trailer driven by 54-year-old Leslie Jones of McComb, MS, traveling east on Highway 24.

Shemelda McGhee died from the crash and was pronounced dead on scene.

This crash is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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