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7-year-old dies in five-vehicle Rankin County crash

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol and emergency crews were on the scene of a five-vehicle crash in Rankin County Tuesday night. The crash occurred on Mississippi Highway 18 near Sanctuary Drive.

One person, a 7-year-old child, died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.

Three others were injured and transported to local hospitals. MHP officers say their injuries are not life threatening.

Preliminary reports indicate that an 18-wheeler and an Infinity SUV were traveling westbound on Highway 18 when the 18-wheeler and an eastbound Ford F-150 collided.

The F-150 lost control and was struck by the Infinity SUV.

Debris from the crash caused damage to a Chevrolet Equinox and a Chevrolet Tahoe that were both traveling eastbound.

This crash is under investigation.

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