MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — “Just a tragedy. It’s really just a tragedy.”
Josephine Moore said she was shocked to hear about the fatal collision that took place right in front of where she works on Highway 72.
“It’s dangerous,” she said. “I just hate to hear of anything happening like that to any young kids.”
The Marshall County coroner said 17-year-old Doneshia Ford, 18-year-old Gabrielle Brewer and 21-year-old Garfield Campbell were killed in a car crash early Sunday morning.
The coroner said Brewer was at the wheel when the two cars collided, but investigators are working to figure out exactly what happened.
“The guy that lives right next door here says he thought something had exploded,” said Moore.
One driver told WREG he regularly sees close encounters on that highway.
“A lot of people, they’re passing, they don’t care, but it’s one of the dangerous highways here,” said Donald Fisher.
Those who saw the crash site said it seemed as though it was a head-on collision, and the coroner said the three died at the scene.
The other driver was brought to Regional Medical Center. He is expected to be OK.
Authorities said they are hoping to talk to him soon to get a better idea of what happened.
They’re waiting for toxicology results to see if drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
All the community knows in the meantime is three young people were taken too soon.