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Major accident near Highway 78 leads to multiple injuries, 2 deaths

A major weather related accident near Highway 78 in North Mississippi lead to numerous injuries and two fatalities earlier today according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

From the Highway Patrol:

“Today at approximately 12:35pm, a south bound tour bus with 46 occupants crashed on I-269 in Desoto County, MS. The bus was traveling from Huntsville, AL, to Tunica, MS.

As result of this crash there were 44 injuries and two fatalities. The injured were taken to a several different hospitals in the area with a wide variety of injuries.The cause of this crash is weather related.”

Further questions will be handled through MHP. The roads and bridges are still icing over. Please use extreme caution, if you have to get out on the roads tonight.

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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