KEMP–A dual fatality accident occurred Sept. 12 involving two vehicles.
According to a press release, at approximately 11:23 p.m. Kemp Police Department received a 9-1-1 call for a wrong way driver. Officers were advised that a white truck was traveling east in the west bound lanes of US Highway 175.
Upon arrival, Kemp Police located a major accident in the 13500 block of US Highway 175. The accident resulted in the deaths of two drivers. The driver of the white truck, a 55 year-old-male and the driver of a black SUV, a 33-year-old female, were pronounced dead on the scene by Justice of the Peace Rhitt Jackson.
In the press release, Kemp PD states that this is still an active investigation and the names of the two drivers will not be released at this time.
“The Kemp Police Department extends our heartfelt prayers to both families and ask the families be allowed time to grieve the loss of their loved ones,” said Kemp Police Chief Suzanne Martin.