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Driver arrested in fatal Warren County crash; faces charges of felony DUI causing death

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in a motor vehicle collision that claimed the life of two men several months ago. Baron Meeks, the driver involved in the deadly crash, voluntarily surrendered himself to authorities at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon, around 1 p.m. He now faces two charges of Felony DUI Causing Death.

Baron Meeks

Baron Meeks (WCSO)

The deceased victim of the crash, identified as 48-year-old Jeffery Dewayne Harris, died in the head-on collision that occurred on Halls Ferry Road back in April. Meeks was behind the wheel of a 2020 Toyota SUV that collided head-on with a 1997 Toyota Sedan, driven by Harris.

Due to the severity of their injuries, AirCare was called in to provide medical assistance to the victims, who suffered fractures and various other injuries. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey was dispatched to the scene, where he pronounced Harris dead at approximately 5:40 p.m.

Another individual, 55-year-old Dwayne Leroy Williams, who was a passenger in Harris’ vehicle, sustained severe injuries and was immediately transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Williams died several days later.

Judge James Jefferson set bond at $75,000 and ordered Meeks not to consume any alcohol or drive any vehicle while out on bond.

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