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Hwy 53 Accident Kills Three, Injures 10 Others

Three people are dead, and at least ten other people are recovering this morning from an accident on Highway 53.

Authorities say a van loaded with people was hit by a car Wednesday night, which then spun across the highway and was hit by another vehicle. The victims' names have not yet been released.

"Two collisions occurred. One with a sports car-type vehicle that was southbound on 53 here, struck the rear end of a minivan, and then rotated in a clockwise direction into the northbound lanes, where it was struck again by a northbound vehicle on Highway 53," Sgt. Roy Fullerton with the MS Highway Patrol said.

The identities of the three victims in the car have not been released. Coroner Gary Hargrove says dental records may have to be used to get a positive identification.

The van was driven by Joel Ladner of Saucier, said his father, Leonard. Joel Ladner, his wife Dana, their two teenage children and three other children had been attending services at the church before the accident.

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