Three Killed in Accident


Lauderdale County, Miss. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says three people are dead after an accident at the intersection of Highways 19 and 494 in Lauderdale County Thursday afternoon. The accident happened about 1:30.

MHP officials say a white Lincoln was turning left onto Highway 494 from 19 when it was hit by a black Chevrolet Camaro. The Lincoln overturned and all three occupants died. The driver of the Camaro was taken to a local hospital.

The names of the deceased have not yet been released. MHP is investigating.

Lauderdale County coroner, Clayton Cobler, says he has seen a lot of bad crashes over the years and this is definitely one of the worst.

"This ranks up there in the top ten. Over 35 years, this is probably one in the top ten definitely. We just really don't know what happened. So, it's a dangerous world out there."

Authorities and first responders spent nearly 90 minutes on the scene clearing the crash site and working to determine what caused it.


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