Vehicles Collide, One Catches Fire

Meridian, Miss.

Two vehicles collided in downtown Meridian Thursday afternoon and one briefly caught fire.

It happened about 3 p.m. at the intersection of 23rd Avenue and 9th Street.

A white Ford Excursion and gray BMW collided and the BMW's engine caught on fire.

The driver got out safely and a Meridian police officer put out most of the flames with a fire extinguisher. The Meridian Fire Department also responded.

There were no apparent injuries to the drivers.