Two people killed after tree falls on car traveling along rural Mississippi highway

Published 5:52 am Monday, August 7, 2023

Two people were killed when a tree fell on their car as severe storms moved across north Mississippi Sunday.

WTVA in Tupelo reports that a tall pine tree fell on top of a car traveling on a rural Mississippi highway in Chickasaw County.

Officials from the Chickasaw County Coroner’s Office confirmed the deaths.  The names and ages of the victims were not released Sunday.

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The accident happened near Mississippi Highway 8 and County Road 94 as severe weather was traveling across the area.

The weather downed trees, creating multiple power outages in Pontotoc, Monroe, Itawamba and Tishomingo counties.