Starkville, MS - Tony Sockwell Killed in Car Accident on Hwy 331 in Calhoun Co

Starkville, MS (August 3, 2021) – A crash that occurred on Monday morning, August 2, killed the newly-retired Bruce police chief Tony Sockwell.

According to troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the accident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Highway 331 in Calhoun County. MHP Staff Sgt. Derrick Beckom said that Sockwell, 59, was traveling northbound when his pickup truck ran off the highway for unknown reasons and struck a tree.

Despite life-saving measures performed by EMS, Sockwell died at the scene of the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by MHP troopers, and further details have not been released. It's unclear if any other vehicles were involved in the incident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tony Sockwell.

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