Child dies during early morning storm

Published 7:18 pm Saturday, April 24, 2021

A 2-year-old child was killed when a tree fell on the roof of a mobile home during an early morning storm that occurred Saturday at about 3 a.m., according to information from the Pearl River County Emergency Operations Center.

Four volunteer fire departments responded along with  Pearl River County Sheriff Department deputies. The tree fell on the home located at  679 Stanford Rd., Poplarville. National weather service estimated 65 to 75 mph straight line winds occurred during the storm.

First responders want to thank Adrian & Colton Dedeaux for bringing their heavy equipment and removing the tree so the body could be recovered.

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The child has been identified as Raegan Mae Lee, said Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage.