Man identified in fatal Highway 19 wreck
A man has been identified in another fatal accident on Highway 19 south of Philadelphia in the same vicinity as a Tuesday crash, the authorities said.
Christopher Chickaway, 56, of Philadelphia died in the head-on collision Wednesday which occurred at about 9 a.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed.
Another man, Bradley D. Fletcher, 46, of Union was injured and transported to a Meridian hospital.
Preliminary reports indicate that a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Chickaway was traveling north on Highway 19 while a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor driven by Fletcher was traveling south.
The Chevrolet Suburban and Mitsubishi Endeavor collided head-on. Chickaway was pronounced dead on the scene.
Fletcher was transported to Jeff Anderson Hospital in Meridian. The crash is currently under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, spokesman Sgt. Jameka Moore said.
A 21-year-old Philadelphia man died early Tuesday morning in a head-on collision near Cheatham Towing.
There have been five other fatal wrecks on Highway 19 this year between Philadelphia and House.