Three Alabama residents killed, more injured as van strikes tree in Mississippi

Published 2:31 pm Monday, October 16, 2023

Three Alabama residents were killed early Monday when the van in which they were riding veered off the road and struck a tree in Mississippi, state troopers said.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a one-vehicle crash on I-20 near the 15-mile marker in Warren County on Monday at 4:50 a.m.

A 2012 Ford E350 XL was traveling west when it ran off the road and collided with a tree.

The driver sustained minor injuries and five passengers were transported to area hospitals to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash.

Three passengers in the vehicle received fatal injuries from the crash.

The driver and seven passengers were all from Cottondale, Alabama.

This crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.