Sheriff’s Department investigates two weekend fatalities

Published 2:53 pm Monday, April 24, 2017


The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two fatal accidents that occurred over the weekend.

At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Oak Leaf Road and Carey Byrd Road in Henleyfied, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.

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Thomas Keagan Travis, 17, died at the scene due to blunt force trauma caused by the accident, Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage said.

Travis was driving a  1998 Ford Mustang with three passengers when it collided with a 2010 Ford F-150, driven by Kirk Brouillette, 48, of Oak Leaf Drive, Tucker said.

Brouillette and two of the passengers were airlifted to Forrest General Hospital. The third passenger was transported to Highland Community Hospital, Tucker said.

The accident is still under investigation.

In a separate incident, a Nicholson resident was fatally struck by a train traveling between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Section Line Road, Tucker said.

Deputies responded to the accident in Nicholson at 7:34 Friday night, Tucker said.

Bruce Wilson Lee, Jr., also known as “Bologna,” 52, died of blunt force trauma caused by the accident, Turnage said. He was pronounced at the scene.


The accident is still under investigation but appears to be an accident due to no indication of foul play, Tucker said.

More information will be published in tomorrow’s Item.






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