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Southern Miss Student Killed in Thursday Morning Auto Accident PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Contact David Tisdale, 601.266.4499   
HATTIESBURG, Miss.  – A University of Southern Mississippi freshman was killed early Thursday morning in an automobile accident at the intersection of U.S. 49 and Hardy Street.

LeJulia White of Camden, Miss. died when the car she was travelling in with three other freshmen women collided with another vehicle. According to the Hattiesburg Police Department, two other passengers in the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and the other was listed in critical but stable condition.

“I’m deeply saddened at this terrible news,” said Southern Miss Dean of Students Eddie Holloway. “These students had just joined the Southern Miss family. They need our support and prayers, as do their families.”

Southern Miss Student Counseling Services is offering support for those impacted by this event, with group counseling scheduled for 4 p.m. today in the Bolton Hall education classroom and again at noon and 4 p.m. Friday. Individual sessions are also available. For information on these services call 601.266.4829.

About The University of Southern MississippiThe University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at


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