Police Charge Hit And Run Driver With Murder


The fatal car crash Tuesday in Southaven that killed a Tunica man has led to murder charges.
Southaven Police said 23-year-old Kameron O’Neal Williams of Olive Branch has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder (depraved heart) along with other traffic charges.

Police said it was Williams driving a Chevy Tahoe that crashed into a Lexus driven by 56-year-old Percy Willis of Tunica at the intersection of Goodman Road and Airways Blvd. Willis was killed in the collision.

Police say the Tahoe driven by Williams was connected to a hit-and-run accident on an exit ramp of I-55 at Church Road minutes before the deadly crash.

As Police were receiving the call that an older model white Chevy Tahoe had struck a vehicle and left the scene another call came in regarding a white Tahoe recklessly driving and speeding north on Airways.

Police responding to the hit and run saw a white Tahoe run the red light at the Airways/Goodman Road intersection and crash into the Lexus driven by Willis that was heading west on Goodman Road.

The collision caused the vehicles to crash into three other cars at the intersection.

Williams ran from the scene on foot but was captured a short time later near Goodman and Southcrest Parkway.

Williams and his female passenger received minor injuries and were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto for treatment along with another driver involved in the crash.

Murder with Depraved Heart is defined as an action where a defendant acts with a “depraved indifference” to human life and where such act results in a death.

Editors Note: Please keep the Willis family in your prayers…