Woman killed; husband injured

Ashley Hunter
ECB Publishing, Inc.

A wreck on Thursday, June 21, claimed the life of Jefferson County local and Jefferson Somerset employee, Mary Harris.
The wreck took place in Hancock County, MS.
According to the Mississippi Sun Herald, the wreck took place between the Jordan River Bridge and Diamondhead, MS.
The Sun Herald reported that a family was traveling together in a caravan of vehicles when an argument broke out. During the argument, Fred Harris Johnson, of Gulfport, MS, was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier and pulled his car in front of another family member's vehicle before slamming on brakes.
Diamondhead Police Capt. John Luther told the Sun Herald that Harris' action caused a chain reaction on the roadway.
Traveling behind the family procession was a GMC Yukon and two motorcycles, one of which Mary Harris was a passenger.
The motorcycle that Harris was riding crashed into the Yukon as well as a Nissan Altima.
Harris was pronounced dead on the scene, with her husband being airlifted to a hospital in Gulfport.
Johnson was taken into custody at the scene of the crash and has been arrested on charges of manslaughter and mayhem. Capt. Luther said that culpable negligence was the underlying factor on the manslaughter charges.
As of press date, no funeral information has been provided by the family.