New Year’s Day crash kills three

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A New Year’s Day accident killed three and injured one, just after 1 p.m. outside of Prentiss.

Luna Mae Harper, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 84 and R. G. Rogers Road.

Harper’s husband, Jerry Brown Harper, 75, was taken to the Jefferson Davis Community Hospital and later transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Linda Evans, 74, a passenger in the Harpers’ car, died later at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital.

All three were from Brookhaven, and according to family members, were traveling to Hattiesburg to visit a sick friend at Forrest General.

Harney Henry Walker IV., 27, of Silver Creek, also died in the crash.

Jerry Harper was driving a 2011 Nissan Murano east on Hwy. 84. The Harpers’ vehicle collided with the right passenger side of Walker’s 2006 Taurus as he attempted to cross the highway.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.