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2 killed in crash with 18-wheeler identified

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The crash happened Tuesday afternoon on Highway 49 near Highway 469 in Florence. The crash happened Tuesday afternoon on Highway 49 near Highway 469 in Florence.
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Rankin County Deputy Coroner Clifton Dunlap has released the names of the two people killed in a crash with an 18-wheeler on Highway 49 Tuesday afternoon.

Dunlap says Claudie Allen, 82, and his wife, Clara Allen, 77, of Harrisville, were killed in the crash on Highway 49 near Highway 469 in Florence.

Florence Chief of Police Richard Thomas says the couple was traveling in a car and pulled out of the Chancellor Funeral Home parking lot at the time of the crash.

The driver of the 18-wheeler wasn't injured.

Authorities haven't released any details about the cause of the crash.

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