HINDS COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Robert Shuler Smith, former Hinds County District Attorney and 2019 candidate for governor, has died following a vehicle crash in Hinds County.

Last week, Smith was critically injured in a car crash on John R. Lynch St in Jackson.


The coroner said he died from complications of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision.

Smith earned his undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College and his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, according to WJTV.

He was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1996. He practiced law for twelve years and became the district attorney for Hinds County in 2008. Smith served for three terms, and he ran for governor in 2019.

Details of the crash were not provided.


Geo quick facts: Hinds County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 245,285, making it the most populous county in Mississippi. Its county seats are Raymond and Jackson, the state capital – Wikipedia.