2nd Ga. man dies from wreck on way to BCS game

By Holbrook Mohr | The Associated Pres

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a second man has died from injuries sustained in the crash in southern Mississippi of a motorhome carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college championship football game.

Forrest County, Miss., Coroner Butch Benedict told The Associated Press on Saturday that 66-year-old Alfred Holt Jr. of Lithonia, Ga., the driver of the vehicle, died Sunday. On Saturday evening, 47-year-old Darryl Parker of Riverdale, Ga., died in the wreck.

Authorities said the group was traveling in a rented recreational vehicle from the Atlanta area to New Orleans to attend Monday’s Bowl Championship Series national title game.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Miller said the motorhome blew a front tire, ran off Interstate 59 in Forrest County and hit a tree. At least 10 people were injured.


10:53AM Blowout blamed in fatal wreck on way to BCS game
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a blowout caused the fatal crash in Mississippi of a motorhome carrying a group of friends from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college championship football game.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict told The Associated Press early Sunday that 47-year-old Darryl Parker of Riverdale, Ga., died. He said Parker’s wife was among 10 people injured.

Benedict said the driver of the hired motorhome was in critical condition. The extent of the others’ injuries wasn’t immediately known.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Miller said the motorhome blew a front tire, ran off Interstate 59 in Forrest County, Miss., and hit a tree.

Miller said the group was traveling to the Bowl Championship Series national championship game, which will be played Monday in New Orleans.