Witness described scene of Saturday fatal I-20 wreck - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

I-20 crash claims 2nd victim

The accident happened between Bovina and Flowers on I-20 westbound around 4:40 p.m. Saturday. The accident happened between Bovina and Flowers on I-20 westbound around 4:40 p.m. Saturday.
WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A second person has died from a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Warren County Saturday.

Warren County Deputy Coroner Ronald Regan says Craig Goff, 49, of Vilonia, AR, died from head injuries at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Sunday. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Barbara Goff, 49, also of Arkansas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened between Bovina and Flowers on I-20 westbound around 4:40 p.m.

Corp. Otis Easterling of Mississippi Highway Patrol said traffic slowed in the westbound lane of I-20 due to an accident, and vehicles approaching the scene did not slow in time and began to pile up.

A blue Expedition, driven by Craig Goff, collided with two other vehicles and a 2012 Cadillac collided with the Expedition. The car was struck by an 18-wheeler driven by 43-year-old Steven Howard of Chatsworth, GA.

Witnesses on the scene explained that one car caught fire, trapping a woman inside. One witness described a daring rescue as drivers stopped to help victims while a car was fully engulfed in flames.

"They couldn't get her, they tried. I'm talking civilians need to be commended for what they did. I jumped out and ran, but when I got there, there was so many up to the car, I couldn't get up to the car," witness Rodney Moore said.

I-20 was shut down for several hours while crews worked to clear the multi-vehicle crash.

Easterling said no charges are being filed at this time, and the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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