Two people killed after pickup truck, car collided on rural Mississippi highway

Published 9:24 am Friday, June 21, 2024

Two people were killed when a pickup truck collided with a car on a rural Mississippi highway Thursday.

Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol report that the fatal crash on Highway 371 in Itawamba County occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The crash reportedly involved a southbound pickup truck colliding with a northbound car.

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The driver of the truck, a 16-year-old boy from Mooreville, and a passenger in the car, Alexis Hawkins, 25, died at the scene of the crash.

MHP did not name the teenager because the victim was underage.