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.