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Created as a Committee of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association, the Institute serves as an informal advisory panel of public safety leaders committed to reducing deaths and injuries to America's Emergency Responders. Click here to learn more...

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Mississippi: Two Firefighter Struck and Killed by Hit-Run Driver

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Horrible news 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 station WDAM. 

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