Spencer Havard, 16, Sierra Jean Dixon, 7, and Terra Dixon, 9, killed, and alleged hit-and-run driver Jesse Edward Dickerson, 23, arrested after crash on Highway 198 near Lucedale, Mississippi

Modified Date: 
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 9:22am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017

3 children dead, driver still at large in crash

Troopers said a green 2003 Kia Optima was heading east on Highway 198, east of Depot Road, shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, went off the road, and crashed into a sign.

Troopers said the driver then left the vehicle and ran into the woods.

Suspect Caught After Hit and Run Crash Kills Three kids in George County

After the wreck, officials say Dickerson left the vehicle, running into some nearby woods. Officers, as well as family members of the driver, worked together to locate him.

Children, teen killed in Lucedale crash identified

The 23-year-old is charged with four felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury or death. Investigators said he was behind the wheel when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a sign in Lucedale.

He ran from a crash that killed three children. Now, he’s facing murder charges.

Jesse Edward Dickerson, 24, was indicted on three counts of second-degree murder for allegedly causing the March 25, 2017, crash that killed three siblings and seriously injured a Lucedale police officer.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Jesse Edward Dickerson
Spencer Havard
Sierra Jean Dixon
Terra Dixon
Roadway: 
Highway 198

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