JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A California family is in shambles after two adults and a child were killed late Wednesday night in a wreck on Interstate 10 in Jackson County.
Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus identified the deceased as Ricky Dale Hodson, Jr., Amber Thompson and 20-month-old Paisley Elaine Hodson.
According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Benjamin Seibert, another child, 6-year-old Ricky Hodson III, was also in the vehicle, but he was taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries. Seibert said he is in fair condition.
Seibert said the accident happened at 8:48 p.m. near mile marker 55 eastbound on I-10. He said the car the family was riding in rear ended an 18-wheeler. He said everyone in the car was wearing seatbelts.
Seibert said Ricky Hodson III is currently in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Human Resources until family members from California can make it to South Mississippi to get him. He also tells us Thompson was Ricky Hodson, Jr.'s girlfriend, and she was the mother of Paisley but not Ricky Hodson III.