Friday, April 4, 2014

Charges Filed in Tuesday's Fatal Accident on Brooksville Rd In Winston County

Charges have been filed related to an accident that occurred Tuesday, April 1 on Brooksville Road in Winston County. The head-on collision occurred around 7:30 pm and resulted in one fatality.

After preliminary investigation by the Winston County Sheriff's Office and the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Drew Gordon, 29 has been charged in the death of Eddie B. Smith, 59. Sheriff Jason Pugh indicated that probable cause existed to charge Gordon under Section 5 of Ms. Code 63-11-30 for operating under the influence in a negligent manner causing the death of another. If convicted of the charge, Gordon could serve from 5-25 years in custody.

Gordon's 2005 Nissan Altima collided with a 2011 Ford Taurus driven by Smith near the intersection of Brooksville and J Foster Roads. Chief Detective Keith Alexander indicated that Gordon turned himself in to the Winston County Sheriff's Office around 5:00 pm this afternoon (Friday, April 4).

The case is still under investigation and bond has been set and posted for Gordon.