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3 siblings killed in a car wreck

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, April 01 2017 Apr 1, 2017 April 01, 2017 10:39 AM April 01, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: The Sun Herald

LUCEDALE, Miss. - A grieving community has held a candlelight vigil and funeral services for three siblings who died in a car crash.

The Sun Herald reports that the three were passengers in a car that slammed into a sign off a highway on Sunday, March 26. The driver, 23-year-old Jesse Edward Dickerson, is under arrest for four counts of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

The children killed were 7-year-old Sierra Jean Dixon, 9-year-old Terra Dixon and 16-year-old Spencer Havard. Their mother, who was also in the car, is being treated for critical injuries in Mobile, Alabama.

Tuesday's vigil drew nearly 1,000 people. During Wednesday's funeral services, a pastor said that the girls were avid church-goers and their brother liked to hunt and fish.

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