Mississippi Highway Patrol releases report on fatal weekend accidents

The Mississippi Highway patrol released a report on a series of wrecks over the Labor Day holiday weekend, including the crash that claimed the life Janie Branch and Ladarrius Campbell

From the release:

Jackson, Miss – The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2021 Labor Day Travel
Enforcement Period, which began Friday, September 3rd, at 12:01 a.m. and ended
Monday, September 6th at midnight.

Throughout the period, MHP issued 6635 citations, including 186 DUI arrests, 330
seatbelt citations, and 113 child restraint citations. MHP also investigated 146 motor
vehicle crashes with 54 injuries and six fatalities. Troopers assisted with heavy traffic
issues throughout the enforcement period as a result of Hurricane Ida recovery efforts.

Information concerning the fatal crashes investigated is as follows:

On Saturday, September 4th, 2021, at approximately 5:47 p.m., the Mississippi Highway
Patrol responded to fatal traffic crash at the intersection of MS 7 and County Road 333
in Grenada County. A 2011 Toyota Sequoia driven by Abigail Branch, 37, of Holly
Springs, MS, was traveling northbound on MS 7. A 2007 Nissan Altima driven by
Ladarrius Campbell, 21, of Grenada, MS, was traveling westbound on County Road 333
and proceeded into the intersection of MS 7 and County Road 333. The Toyota Sequoia
collided with left side of the Nissan Altima. Ladarrius Campbell received fatal injuries
from the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene. Janie Branch, 3, of Holly
Springs, MS, was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, where she later
succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.

On Sunday, September 5th, 2021, at approximately 5:54 a.m., the Mississippi Highway
Patrol responded to fatal traffic crash at the intersection of US 61 and Green River Road
in Tunica County. A 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Nrsimha Broomfield, 30, of
Memphis, TN, was traveling southbound on US 61. A 2014 Nissan Versa driven by Chad
Little, 64, of Southaven, MS, was traveling eastbound on Green River Road and
proceeded into the intersection of US 61 and Green River Road. The Chevrolet Cobalt
collided with left side of the Nissan Versa. Chad Little and rear passenger Brett Little
received fatal injuries from the crash and were both pronounced dead on the scene.

Public Affairs Division
Mississippi Highway Patrol
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation

On Monday, September 6th, 2021, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Mississippi Highway
Patrol responded to a fatal traffic crash on US 84 in Lincoln County. A 2003 Nissan
Altima driven by Megan E. Burr, 28, of Brookhaven, MS, was traveling westbound on
US 84. A 2010 Nissan Titan pickup driven by Bolton A. Billiot, 18, of Kentwood, LA, was
traveling eastbound on US 84. The Nissan Altima left the roadway, crossed the median,
and traveled into the eastbound lanes of US 84 colliding with the Nissan Titan pickup.
Megan E. Burr and rear passenger Travis Burr, 3, of Brookhaven, MS, received fatal
injuries from the crash and were pronounced dead on the scene.

All crashes remain under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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