Two Die in Collision with School Bus

Two men died in a two-wreck involving a school bus on Highway 35 in Leake County Wednesday. The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection with County Line Road.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a 1988 Oldsmobile was traveling westbound traveled on County Line Road, when the driver pulled into the path of a Forest city school bus, which was traveling southbound on Highway 35 and had the right-of-way.

The driver of the car, 20-year-old William K. Barksdale, of Kosciusko, died in the crash, along with his passenger, Anthony Patrick.

There were 39 students on board of the bus. Some sustained minor injuries. The bus was driven by 44-year-old Patty Reynolds of Forest.


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