Thursday's heavy rain is believed to be the cause of two fatal crashes in our area.
The first happened around 3:00 p.m. On Interstate 59 south of Heidelberg.
Anne Wilford, 62, of Texas died in the accident. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
About 30 minutes later in Newton County, 18-year-old Cynthia Bell from Conehatta and her unborn child died in a one-vehicle mishap on Highway 489.
Troopers say Bell, who was a passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt.
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