Three Confirmed Dead in Fatal Accident in Newton

Newton, Mississippi Three people have been confirmed dead in an accident in the city of Newton Monday evening.

Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry says the wreck happened around 9 p.m. near Highway 15 and Martin Luther King Junior Drive in Newton.

Chief Curry says an 18-wheeler and a car were involved. Three people were pronounced dead on the scene.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the car ran a stop sign, and the 18-wheeler hit the car. MHP, the Newton Police Department and the Newton County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

We'll have more information on this story as we get it.