Brandon residents killed in Rankin County crash identified

UPDATE: 04/18/2017 8:25am Rankin County Coroner David Ruth has identified the two men who died in the crash as 33-year-old Matthew Hooks and 57-year-old James Burnham.  Both were residents of Brandon, Mississippi.

Original Story:

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A single-car crash has taken the life of two people in Rankin County.

It happened in the 1800 block of Shell Oil Road.

According to Sheriff Bryan Bailey, the call came in around 8:30 p.m.

First responders said a Chevrolet impala appeared to have run off the road, flipped on its side, and struck some trees.

Officials say the male driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Shell Oil Fire Department, Robinhood Fire Department, Pafford Ambulance and Rankin EOC responded with deputies.

The accident is under investigation.

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