GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - An inmate was killed while working on the back of a garbage truck Thursday morning in George County. It happened around 8:30am on old Highway 63, north of Antioch Road.
Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol say the county garbage truck was stopped and picking up trash when an SUV stopped behind it was rear-ended by another SUV. Two county inmates were standing on the back of the garbage truck when the SUVs plowed into it.
One inmate died. The other was injured and taken to the hospital.
There's no word yet on the names of the inmates or the condition of the inmate taken to the hospital. No charges have been filed against the driver of the SUV.