Linda F. Lowery, 34

Horn Lake, Mississippi
January 16, 2002

Agencies: DeSoto County Sheriff's Department Mississippi | Mississippi Bureau of Investigation | Mississippi Highway Patrol

Cause of death: Vehicular


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Overview

Linda Lowery and Francis Taylor died in a traffic collision involving a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper Jason Walton. Walton was assisting the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department in a pursuit of an unrelated car when he crashed his car into the Nissan Maxima the two women were in. Walton reportedly had his lights and siren on at the time of the crash. He was treated and released after the accident. The driver of the pursued vehicle got away, but was arrested later on a domestic disturbance call. A lawsuit filed by the women's families claimed that Walton had been in multiple accidents on the job and the trooper was driving faster than 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

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