Officials: 8 killed in head-on crash on Mississippi highway
SCOOBA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say eight people were killed when a box truck and a passenger van collided in a head-on crash on a rural highway.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Andy West said the patrol received a call just before 3:30 a.m. Monday about the wreck on Mississippi Highway 16 east of Scooba, near the Alabama line.
Kemper County Sheriff James Moore tells The Associated Press that all eight people killed were passengers in the van. Moore says they worked for an agricultural company and were planting trees. He said most were from Macon, Mississippi.
Moore says the driver of the van and the driver of the truck both survived and are expected to recover.
The sheriff said it's not yet clear which vehicle crossed into the wrong lane.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Friday's Health Report
Little ones show love and support to health care heroes, first responders,...
Local grandparents sing their way into your hearts - Viral Video
United Cajun Navy shells out crawfish to benefit BRG Hospital, Mid City...
Heading into weekend, Gov. John Bel Edwards pleads for residents to stay...