Perkinston man and woman killed in Hwy 67 accident

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Two people died and another person had to be airlifted to a hospital in Mobile after an accident on Highway 67 near Tradition Tuesday afternoon.

Police tell us a truck driven by Susan Whittington, 59, of Perkinston, tried to cross the highway, but collided with a commercial delivery truck. Ricky Wayne Junkins, 24, also of Perkinston, was the passenger in the truck driven by Whittington. Junkins and Whittington were both killed in the accident.

A third person was airlifted to Mobile.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was taken to Garden Park Hospital with injuries that weren't considered life threatening.

Whittington and Junkins make the third and fourth persons to die on highways and interstates in South Mississippi since Saturday.

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