2nd fatal wreck near site of 1 that killed 8 in Mississippi

Traffic Crash Mississippi

Alejandro Estrejo Resendiz stands at the spot where a van he was driving in the early hours of the morning collided with a truck, killing eight people, near Scooba, Miss., on Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff says a second fatal wreck has occurred this week near a small town in eastern Mississippi.

Kemper County Sheriff James Moore tells The Associated Press that "there will be fatalities" from the wreck Wednesday on U.S. Highway 45 south of Scooba.

Moore spoke briefly from the scene of the wreck, which he described as "chaos." He said one of the vehicles involved was a school bus that was empty.

A wreck before dawn Monday killed eight people on Mississippi Highway 16 east of Scooba. That one involved a box truck and a passenger van.

Scooba is near the Alabama state line.

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