18 wheeler collided with backhoe on highway 72 in same area as deadly bus accident this week

An 18 wheeler and a backhoe were involved in an accident on highway 72 on Thursday according to law enforcement officials.

The accident happened in Roughly the same area as a bus accident in Benton county earlier this week.

The backhoe operator was airlifted while the 18 wheeler driver was taken from the scene via ambulance.

The bus accident that occurred in the same area caused the bus driver to lose their life.

We will update this story as more information Is available.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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