Oxford teen killed in wreck on US 278, other driver uninjured

Published 8:56 am Friday, April 29, 2022

On Wednesday, Apr. 27, at approximately 2:06 a.m, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on U.S 278 in Lafayette County.

A 2021 International driven by 51-year-old Derrick Williams, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, traveled east on U.S 278 when it collided with 2014 Ford Focus driven by 17-year-old Lakeria Harris, of Oxford traveling east on US 278.

Lakeria Harris received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene. 

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Derrick Williams was not injured and was released at the scene.

This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.