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Four die in tragic accident

PEARL RIVER, LA (AP) - State police say four people from Carriere Mississippi in Pearl River County died when an 18-wheeler crossed the median on Interstate 59 near Pearl River and slammed head-on into a pickup. Troopers say all four occupants of the pickup died at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor to moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital. The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Friday about five miles north of Pearl River. Investigators tell The Times-Picayune that the 18-wheeler was traveling north when it apparently lost a tire. Both vehicles came to a halt on the grassy shoulder of the southbound lanes. The names of the victims have not been released.

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