FORREST COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Michael Dale Leaman, of Lumberton, Mississippi, has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday night fatal vehicle crash in Forrest County.

Leaman, 50, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Lumberton Tuesday night.


According to reports, Leaman was operating a 1977 Jeep CJ7 on MS-13 from Old Highway 13 in Lumberton, when the vehicle came into contact with a Ford Focus, operated by 76-year-old Paul Rigby, of Wiggins, around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Leaman was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

It is unknown if Rigby suffered any injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Forrest County is located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 74,934. Its county seat and largest city is Hattiesburg – Wikipedia.

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