Around 2:00 a.m. today, George County, Miss., Deputy John Street, 24, was responding to a crash on Highway 57 North when his patrol car exited the road and struck a tree, reports the Accident Data Center.

According to, Deputy Street had served as a part-time deputy with the George County Sheriff's Office for four years and also served as a fulltime police officer with the Lucedale Police

It is not yet known what might have caused the car to leave the road. Deputy Street is survived by a wife and two children, ages four and four months.