Crash takes the life of Utica woman and her toddler


A one vehicle crash in Hinds County Friday night has resulted in two fatalities.

Leanna Washington, 27, of Utica, was traveling northbound on state Route 27 around 11:15 p.m. when for unknown reasons her 2004 Toyota Camry crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a tree on the southbound shoulder, the Mississippi Highway Patrol reports.

Washington and her son, LeCheston Roberts, 3, died due to their injuries. Another child was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with unknown injures. She was in a child safety seat.

Preliminary reports indicate that neither Washington nor her son were wearing any type of occupant restraint.

MHP is considering speed as a factor in this crash and have requested toxicology reports.