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The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following statement.
Wrong way driver causes fatal crash in Rankin County.
At approximately 11:38 p.m., Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers were advised of a 2-vehicle crash on MS25 north of Holly Bush Rd.
Preliminary reports indicate that a 2004 Toyota Sequoia, driven by Kyle T. Dixon 54, of Jackson MS, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of MS25, when it collided with a northbound 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser.
3 occupants of the Chrysler PT Cruiser, identified as Tamaria Shumake 32 (driver), Ambrosia Isaac 8 (female) and Zylan Shumake 5 (male) all of Carthage MS, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. 2 other occupants in the Chrysler were transported to UMMC with serious injuries. They were all wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Mr. Dixon, the driver of the Toyota Sequoia was transported to River Oaks Hospital with non life threatening injuries. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
This crash is currently under investigation and more information will be released pending the outcome.
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