Hattiesburg police have charged an individual with DUI-causing death in connection to a multi-vehicle collision that claimed the life of a 5-year-old.
Marty Leach, 30, of Union, was arrested and charged with one count of DUI - causing death, in connection to a five-car vehicle collision that occurred Wed., July 20, 2022, in the Eastbound lanes of U.S. 98, near Cross Creek Parkway just after 9 p.m.
Leach was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup, when he struck the back of a Kia Soul, causing a chain of collisions, involving three other vehicles (5 total involved).
Two adults and a 5-year-old male, in the Kia Soul, were transported to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries, however the child succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
Additional aspects of the collision are under investigation.
We would also like to thank the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in the incident.
Leach was booked into the Forrest County Jail.