Ex-state legislator, son die in automobile accident

JACKSON — Former Mississippi lawmaker Jay Disharoon and son, Jamie, died this week in a fatal accident on Interstate 20 in Jackson.

Memorial services were held for the two Saturday in Jackson.

The Highway Patrol says the 65-year-old Disharoon and his 27-year-old son died Tuesday when their car ran off the highway and crashed into a tree.

Disharoon was a Claiborne County Democrat when he served one House term from 1976-80 and two Senate terms from 1980-88.

Disharoon was injured in a Florida car accident in 1991. While recovering, doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center discovered and removed a brain tumor.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for a state Senate special election in 1997 and for a House seat in 2003.

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