JACKSON, Miss. – Authorities say a driver accused of killing two volunteer firefighters in a hit-and-run in southern Mississippi has been arrested.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel told WDAM-TV (http://bit.ly/2mSMgKl ) on Thursday that 31-year-old Chance Eaton is charged with hit-and-run and causing death. He could face more charges in the death of two Sumrall volunteer firefighters who were directing traffic at a dump truck accident before the accident occurred Wednesday.
Rigel says the firefighters were hit by a driver who then fled the scene.
Lamar County Coroner Cody Creel identified the victims as 80-year-old Clinton Alvin Beasley and 53-year-old Loretta Ann Sykes. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Another volunteer firefighter injured in the accident was taken to Forrest General Hospital. His condition is unknown.