Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

Third Person Dies in Mississippi Highway Collapse

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HATTIESBURG, Miss.—A third person has died as a result of a highway collapse in south Mississippi two weeks ago. Amanda Williams of Wiggins died Saturday after being hospitalized since the Aug. 30 collapse, WLOX-TV reports. The collapse on Highway 26 outside Lucedale in George County, which occurred during torrential rain brought by Hurricane Ida, caused seven vehicles to crash into the washed-out roadway. Two people died at the time of the crash, and 10 others were injured, including 39-year-old Williams and her 16-year-old daughter, Emily. Emily Williams is currently recovering from a torn colon, a broken leg, and other injuries. Amanda Williams was being treated for her injuries at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg when she died, according to WLOX. During a Sept. 5 video interview with WLOX-TV, Emily Williams said she could hear the terrifying sounds of other vehicles crashing around—and on top of—the pickup truck where she and …

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