Traffic Crash Mississippi

A Mississippi Highway Patrol state trooper investigates a wreck on U.S. Highway 45 south of Scooba in Kemper County, Miss., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Three people were killed and several were injured Wednesday in a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a school bus with no children aboard, on a rural Mississippi highway not far from the scene of another crash that killed eight people two days earlier. (Bill Graham/The Meridian Star via AP)

SCOOBA, Miss. (AP) — A woman from Iowa was among three people killed in a four-vehicle crash this week in eastern Mississippi.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol identified those killed Wednesday as 67-year-old Kathleen Estling of Altoon, Iowa; and 56-year-old Kimberly S. Holliday and 12-year-old Bailey Southerlen, both of Southaven, Mississippi.

Five other people were injured.

Investigators said a southbound pickup crossed the median of U.S. Highway 45 and hit three northbound vehicles — one carrying Estling and another carrying Holliday and Southerlen. The other vehicle hit was a Meridian school bus with a driver but no passengers.

It was the second fatal wreck within three days near the small town of Scooba in Kemper County. Eight people were killed Monday when a box truck and a passenger van collided on Mississippi Highway 16.

Recommended for you