MHP investigating two fatal wrecks

Accident StockDaily Journal

Two recent fatal accidents continue to be investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

On Monday, Brandi Graves, 31, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., died in a two-vehicle collision in Benton County. She was a passenger in a Ford driven by Joshua Carter, 31, of Killen, Ala. Carter was traveling north on Highway 7 when he crossed into the path of a 2004 Freightliner tractor trailer driven by Danny Stewart, 44, of Albany Ky. The Ford struck the 18-wheeler, which was traveling east on Highway 72, killing Graves.

Carter of Killen, Ala., suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Stewart was not injured.

The crash happened about 2:30 p.m.

Larr Wicks, 61, of Corinth, died in a one-car accident on Friday in Alcorn County. His 2014 Buick Encore was traveling north on County Road 500 when it crossed over Highway 2 and struck a light pole. Wicks died from his injuries.

The wreck occurred at about 9:40 p.m.