SUV rear ends charter bus, bursts into flames on Highway 67 - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

SUV rear ends charter bus, bursts into flames on Highway 67

(Photo source: Shana Broussard) (Photo source: Shana Broussard)
(Photo source: Shana Broussard) (Photo source: Shana Broussard)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

It was a fiery scene on Highway 67 near Three Rivers Road on Sunday afternoon. Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Benjamin Seibert said a 2014 GMC Terrain burst into flames after it rear ended a charter bus in the southbound lanes of the highway shortly after 4 p.m.

Seibert said the charter bus was loaded with more than 30 passengers from a church retreat on the Coast. He said the SUV slammed into the rear of the bus, swerved onto the median and then became engulfed in flames.

Seibert said the driver of the SUV was able to escape the burning vehicle without injury, and no one on the bus was hurt. He said the SUV was a total loss, but the bus was able to drive away from the wreck.

Seibert said the northbound lanes of Highway 67 had to be shut down for at least an hour while emergency crews worked to put out the fire and clear the wreck. The Harrison County Sheriff's Department and Harrison County Fire Services assisted with the accident.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hancock County student facing charges after school shooting threat

    Hancock County student facing charges after school shooting threat

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:13 PM EST2018-02-24 00:13:56 GMT
    School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    According to Sheriff Ricky Adam, one student is now facing charges after a threat was made toward Hancock Middle School.

    More >>

    According to Sheriff Ricky Adam, one student is now facing charges after a threat was made toward Hancock Middle School.

    More >>
  • JABOS providing prom dresses at low cost

    JABOS providing prom dresses at low cost

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:06 PM EST2018-02-24 00:06:43 GMT
    The organization provides gently used long and short formal dresses, accessories, and shoes to young ladies at a very low cost. All items are $15 or less. (Photo source: JABOS Facebook)The organization provides gently used long and short formal dresses, accessories, and shoes to young ladies at a very low cost. All items are $15 or less. (Photo source: JABOS Facebook)

    The Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs (JABOS) is hosting its annual Prom Closet at the Ocean Springs Senior Citizens Center Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    More >>

    The Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs (JABOS) is hosting its annual Prom Closet at the Ocean Springs Senior Citizens Center Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    More >>
  • Keith Davis turns down job as Moss Point police chief

    Keith Davis turns down job as Moss Point police chief

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:40 PM EST2018-02-23 23:40:59 GMT
    Marine Patrol Chief, Keith DavisMarine Patrol Chief, Keith Davis

    Moss Point Police Department is once again searching for a police chief. Keith Davis announced Friday that he would not be accepting the position.

    More >>

    Moss Point Police Department is once again searching for a police chief. Keith Davis announced Friday that he would not be accepting the position.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly