Two Killed in Crashes

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.