On Sunday, a single-vehicle accident on US 49 claimed the lives of three persons.
According to Hattiesburg police, the accident happened at noon south of the U.S. 98 east exit while the car was driving north on 49.
Several people were ejected from the car. Both the driver and two occupants of the car were declared deceased at the site.
According to Lisa Klem, a deputy coroner for Forrest County, the names of the victims are being kept until the next of kin have been notified. Two additional passengers were transported to a nearby hospital.
The accident’s cause is being looked into.