Father, daughter killed in Highway 45 crash in Lee County

By Stephanie Rebman/NEMS Daily Journal

SHANNON – A Tupelo Parks and Recreation coach and his daughter were killed in a one-car crash around 4 p.m. on Highway 45 at the Brewer Road exit in Lee County.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed Brian Ezelle was killed, and his daughter, Lauren, 9, was seriously injured and was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Lauren died at 10:37 p.m. Saturday at Le Bonheur, said Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green.
According to police, two of the vehicle’s occupants were ejected.
Southbound traffic was impacted for at least an hour while MHP investigated. The crash is still under investigation.