2 MSU football players injured in crash

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MERIDIAN, Miss. - (WTOK) Two Mississippi State football players were critically injured in a crash Tuesday night, according to Mississippi State Athletics.

The crash happened on Highway 25 in Oktibbeha County when a car collided with the back of an 18-wheeler.

Statement from Mississippi State Athletics:

“Mississippi State football student-athletes De’Monte Russell and J.P. Purvis along with another individual not affiliated with MSU were involved in an automobile accident on Hwy. 25 yesterday evening (Dec. 17) following team practice. De’Monte was treated and released. J.P. is resting comfortably in the hospital. MSU is not authorized to comment on the third individual involved. The university is grateful to first responders for the assistance provided to our students. The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol worked the accident.”