2 Sumrall firefighters killed in hit & run crash

SUMRALL, Miss. (WHLT) —  Two Sumrall firefighters are dead, and another is hurt after a hit and run in the Pine Belt.

It happened on Highway 589 in Lamar County on Wednesday.

Deputies say the Sumrall volunteer firefighters were directing traffic when a car hit them.

Alvin Beasly and Loretta Sykes died. Shaun Hahn has a few broken ribs.

Deputies later arrested Brandon Eaton.

“He pulled into a person’s yard and a person called 911 and said someone is out in my yard and his car is messed up, and he says he thinks he got into a wreck and he may of hit some people,” Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel.

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