out of Mississippi tonight as 2 Sumrall Firefighters (SE of Jackson)
have been killed in the Line of Duty after a hit-and-run crash on Hwy
589 in Sumrall, Lamar County this evening. The Firefighters were working another incident when a vehicle
hit the 2 Firefighters and then fled the scene. Another person injured
in that crash was transported by EMS to Forrest General Hospital-no word
on their condition yet. The driver of the vehicle has been apprehended
by Lamar Co. Deputies. Much more to follow. Our condolences to all those
affected by this loss.
Police have charged a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run
crash that killed two firefighters and injured a third in Lamar
County Wednesday evening.
Clinton Alvin Beasley, 80, and Loretta Ann Sykes, 53, who were
firefighters with the Sumrall Volunteer Fire Department, died at the scene.
A third firefighter was taken to Forrest General Hospital.
Brandon Chance Eaton, 31
was charged with hit-and-run and causing death, according to local television