Texting may have led to fatal crash

LELAND — Authorities say texting while driving may have been the cause of a one-vehicle accident that killed a Leland man over the weekend.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said 32-year-old David Paul Burchfield died Saturday from injuries sustained in the accident on U.S. 61.

Burchfield, a musician, was on his way to Vicksburg for a show when the accident occurred.

Johnson said a passenger injured an arm in the accident.

Johnson said the passenger mentioned that Burchfield was texting while driving when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip over.

The Associated Press

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