Two men killed in George County crash, 3 others in critical condition

By WLOX Staff

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Two people are dead, and three others critically injured after a two vehicle accident on Highway 198 Wednesday night in George County.

State troopers say a pick-up truck and a small car crashed head on after the pick-up crossed over the center line. Officials say the driver of the car, Ricks Cooley, 55 of Lucedale, was killed.

The driver of the pick-up, identified as 20-year-old John M. Hood of Vancleave, was thrown from the vehicle and was also killed.

A woman passenger in the car, along with two children, were flown by helicopter to the USA Medical Center in Mobile. All three are in critical condition.

The investigation is continuing.

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