The Latest: 3 killed in 2nd wreck near Mississippi town

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a second fatal wreck in a week near a Mississippi town (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

A sheriff says three people have been killed and multiple others have been injured in the second wreck this week near a small eastern Mississippi town.

Kemper County Sheriff James Moore tells The Associated Press that the injuries are critical for two people. He says an empty school bus and three other vehicles crashed Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 45 south of Scooba.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman, Sgt. Andy West, says one southbound vehicle crossed a median and hit three vehicles that were northbound.

The town of about 695 residents is near the Alabama state line. The school bus is from Meridian, a city south of the wreck site.

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.

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2:50 p.m.

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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